MOTHER MACHREE

Latest update on 13/04/2015

Artist: Chauncey Olcott
Author: Rida Young/Chauncey Olcott/Ernest Ball
Label: Columbia
Year: 1910

In The Isle Of Dreams, about the situation in Ireland following the 1798 revolt. Means Mother Of Me. Written by a woman. In that same play Olcott also introduced When Irish Eyes Are Smiling. In 1913 he sang it in Broadway musical Barry Of Ballymore. The song is based upon west Irish traditional A Stór Mo Chroi.

Covers:

1911:

Will Oakland

1911:

John McCormack [his theme song]

1952:

Josef Locke

1954:

Sydney MacEwan

1962:

Connie Francis

1999:

Bonnie Raitt & The Chieftains [as A Stór Mo Chroí]

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