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By Eoghan O’Reilly

 

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Carrickfergus  Trad.

 

I wish I was in Carrickfergus

 

Only for nights there in Ballygran.

 

I would swim over the deepest ocean

 

Only to be there, my love and I.

 

But the sea is deep and I cannot swim over

 

Or neither have I the wings to fly.

 

I would engage with a handsome boatman

 

To ferry me over to my love and die

 

 

And in Kilkenny it is reported

 

They have marble stones there as black as ink

 

With gold and silver I would support her

 

Ah but I’ll sing no more till I get a drink

 

I’m drunk today and I’m seldom sober

 

A handsome rover from town to town

 

Ah, but I’m sing now and I’ll soon be dying

 

So come all ye young men and lay me down.