Convict of Van Diemen's Land (The)
CONVICT OF VAN DIEMEN'S LAND, THE. AKA - "Van Diemen's Land." Irish, Air (6/8 time). D Dorian. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. "Noted by Miss Una Eideen Flanagan of Tannersville, Green County, New York" (Joyce). Lyrics in most collections of folk songs: Van Diemen's Land is the island of Tasmania, in Austrailia, where many convicts were transported in the 18th century.
Printed source: Joyce (Old Irish Folk Music and Songs), 1909; No. 208, pp. 102-103.
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