Historic Sheet Music Collection

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1834

Comments

"Erin is My House"
Ballad, sung by Mr. Maeder,
composed & dedicated to John F.S. Sullivan
by James G. Maeder.
New York: John F. Nunns. 240 Broadway.

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Lyrics

Oh I have roved in many lands,
And many friends I've met,
Not one fair scene or kindly smile,
Can this fond heart forget,
But I'll confess that leaving them,
No more I wish to roam,
Oh steer my barque to Erin's Isle,
For Erin is my Home!
Oh steer my barque to Erin's Isle,
For Erin is my Home!

If England were my place of Birth,
I'd love her tranquil shore,
And if Columbia were my home
her freedom I'd adore.
Though pleasant days in both I pass,
I dream of days to come,
Oh steer my barque to Erin's Isle,
For Erin is my Home!

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