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Erin is Calling
This sheet music is for a song called "Erin Is Calling" (Erin is a nickname for Ireland)

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This folk song, "My Father and Mother Were Irish" celebrates Irish American pride

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St. Patrick's Day
March 17

Aye lads and lassies, don't ya' forget to wear the green today. Today is St. Patrick's Day! On March 17, Irish and Irish Americans commemorate the death, as legend has it, of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who died on March 17, around 492. But mainly, people today honor Irish heritage and its rich culture and traditions. Cities all over the U.S. celebrate with parades and festivities. The most famous of these annual festival traditions includes the Boston parade, with its first parade in 1737; the New York City parade, which began in 1762; and the Savannah, Georgia, parade which started in 1812. What do you do to honor Irish tradition? Wear green? Look for four-leaf clovers? Sing Irish songs?
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CREDIT: Ager, Milton. "Erin is calling. 1916," 1916. Rare Books, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University. Reproduction Number Music #433.
AUDIO CREDIT: Coffin, Mrs. Byron, Sr., performer. "My father and mother were Irish," 1939. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress. Call Number AFC 1940/001: AFS 3822 A4.