Neil Sedaka - The immigrant (YouTube) + LYRICS: "Harbours open their arms to the young searching foreigner
Come to live in the light of the beacon of liberty" (azlyrics.com)
America - By Neil Diamond-(The American Dream) (YouTube) + LYRICS: "Far,
We've been traveling far
Without a home
But not without a star
Only want to be free
We huddle close
Hang on to a dream" (azlyrics.com)
Taiyo Na - Lovely to Me (Immigrant Mother)- Music Video - Chinatown / Love Park Philadelphia(YouTube) + LYRICS : "I got an immigrant mother, ain’t no one like her
She struggle everyday so she’s something like a fighter
See her on the streets carrying loads of groceries
See her on the streets carrying loads of broken dreams
It takes a whole lot to leave your homeland ..."
There Are No Cats In America(metrolyrics.com) Song from the filmAn American Tail(1986) It "reflects the terrible conditions immigrants to the United States faced at the turn of the century
(the mice represent the various oppressed minority/immigrant populations of the period, and the cats their various tormentors)..." (Wikipedia)
Kilkelly- Peter Jones "Kilkelly, Ireland, 18 and 60, my dear and loving son John
Your good friend the schoolmaster Pat McNamara's so good
As to write these words down..."
(celtic-lyrics.com) - the VIDEO Actual letters sent to a son in America by a father left behind in Kilkelly, Co. Mayo. Written in the 19th century (YouTube)
Kilkelly, Ireland - The diary of Pat McNamara, the schoolmaster(towns.mayo-ireland.ie) "One hundred years ago today on the 17th December, 1902 Pat McNamara, the schoolmaster so fondly commemorated in the beautiful and touching ballad 'Kilkelly Ireland', died..."
Illegal alien - Genesis "Down at the office had to fill out the forms
A pink one, a red one, the colours you choose,
Up to the counter to see what they think...
Over the border, there lies the promised land
Where everything comes easy, you just hold out your hand..."
Thousands are sailing- sung by The Pogues "Thousands are sailing
Across the western ocean
Where the hand of opportunity
Draws tickets in a lottery
Where eer we go, we celebrate
The land that makes us refugees..."
(lyricsfreak.com) - the VIDEO :
A short film about emigration from Ireland due to the potato famine.
The film is set to The Pogues song - Thousands are sailing (YouTube)
Manby Graham Nash : "There I was at the immigration scene
Shining and feeling clean, could it be a sin
I got stopped by the immigration man
He says he doesn't know if he can let me in..." (guntheranderson.com)