(Loreena McKennitt version)

Words & Music:

Traditional Irish

Arr: Loreena McKennitt


I wish I was in Carrighfergus, only for nights in Ballygran.

I would swim over the deepest ocean, only for nights in Ballygran.


But the sea is wide, and I can't get over.

And neither have I wings to fly,

Oh! If I could find me a handsome boatsman

To ferry me over to my love and die.


Now in Kilkenny, it is reported,

They've marble stones there as black as ink

With gold and silver I would transport her

But I'll sing no more now, till I get a drink.


I'm drunk today, but I'm seldom sober.

A handsome rover from town to town.

Oh, but I am sick now, my days are over,

Come all you young lads and lay me down.


I wish I was in Carrighfergus, only for nights in Ballygran.



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