To Youth (My Sweet Roisin Dubh)

Album: Within A Mile From Home (2004)


  • This song is about leaving Ireland, and how much the singer misses it. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dale - Yuma, AZ

Comments: 2

  • Smitty from Belpre, Ohya can't help but stomp your foot to their music, love 'em
  • Dj from Brielle, NjRóisín Dubh, written in the 16th to 19th century, is one of Ireland's most famous political songs.

    Roisin Dubh literally means dark rose which was an emblem on the hood of a council of druids in Ireland.
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