I wish I was in Carrickfergus,|
Only for nights in Ballygradt
I would swim over the deepest ocean,
For my love to find
But the sea is wide and I cannot cross over
And neither have I the wings to fly
I wish I could meet a handsome boatsman
To ferry me over, to my love and die.
2. My childhood days bring back sweet reflections
3. But in Kilkenny, it is reported,|
On 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.
3 variant?. They say of life, and it has been written,
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