From
The Jug of Punch,
Popular Irish Pub Songs

recorded at SixCat Studio
in Sheridan, OR, March, 2007.

Carrickfergus
2007 by Paul Espinoza,
Forest Moon Music, BMI, all rights reserved

I wish I was in Carrickfergus,
Only for nights in Ballygrand.
I would swim over the deepest ocean,
Only for nights in Ballygrand
But the sea is wide and I cannot cross over
Nor have I wings that I could fly.
I wish I could meet a handsome boatman,
To ferry me over, to my love and die.

But in Kilkenny, it is reported,
They have marble stones there as black as ink.
With gold and silver I would support her,
But I'll sing no more 'till I get a drink.
For I'm drunk today, and I'm seldom sober,
A handsome rover from town to town,
Ah, but I'm sick now, my days are numbered,
Come all you young men and lay me down.
 

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