Irish Folksongs


Airs, Ballads, Ditties, Folksongs, Hymns, Jigs, and Reels of Ireland
Sorted by first line of lyric and title, with title in italics.

Many songs have variations to them. I used the one that I could substantiate with a reference source.
The titles are even worse, mainly in the spelling of names, i.e.,: Brian O'Linn to Bryan O'Lynn.

Last updated: 27. December 2000


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Paddy's Leather Breeches - Melody
Páid O’Donoghue - Melody
Pair of Brown Eyes, A - Melody
Parallel, The - Melody
Parting Glass, The - Melody
Pat of Mullingar - Melody
Patrick Fagan - Melody
Patriot Game, The - Melody
Peeler and the Goat, The - Melody
Péigín Leitir Móir - Melody
Phoenix of Erin's Green Isle, The - Melody
Piper's Chair, The or The Duck's Leg - Melody
Piper's Tunes, The - Melody
Plant, plant the tree, fair Freedom’s tree - Melody
Planxty Eleanor Plunkett - Melody
Planxty Fanny Poer - Melody
Planxty George Brabazon - Melody
Planxty Irwin - Melody
Planxty Maggie Browne - Melody
Pope's Brigade, The - Melody
Portadown - Melody
'Prentice Boys of Derry - Melody
Pretty Maid Milking the Cow - Melody
Prince's Day, The - Melody
Princess Royal - Melody
Proudly march on, to the edge of the river / William of Orange - Melody
Proudly the note of the trumpet is sounding / O'Donnell Abu or The Clan Connell War Song - Melody


Quare Bungle Rye - Melody
Quick! we have but a second - Melody


Rachaidh mise suas le Gárdaí 'n Rí / Gárdaí 'n Rí or The King's Own Guards - Melody
Raised on songs and stories / Dublin in the Rare Ould Times - Melody
Rakes Of Westmeath, The - Melody
Rattling Bog, The - Melody
Real Old Mountain Dew, The - Melody
Recruiting Sergeant, The - Melody
Red Flag, The - Melody
Red-haired Man's Wife, The - Melody
Red Is The Rose that in yonder garden grows - Melody
Remember the glories of Brien the brave / War Song - Melody
Remember thee! yes, while there's life in this heart - Melody
Rich and rare were the gems she wore - Melody
Rifles of the IRA, The - Melody
Rise, Sons of William - Melody
Rising of the Moon, The - Melody
Rocks Of Bawn, The - Melody
Rocky Road to Dublin, The - Melody
Rody MacCorley - Melody
Rose of Allendale, The - Melody
Rose Of Mooncoin, The - Melody
Rose of Tralee, The - Melody
Rosin The Beau - Melody


'S ó gairm gaoirm í, is gairim í mo stór / Péigín Leitir Móir - Melody
Said the angel, "He is risen!" / He Is Risen - Melody
Sail on, sail on, thou fearless bark - Melody
Saint Anne's Reel - Melody
Salamanca Reel, The - Melody
Sandy Row - Melody
Sash My Father Wore, The - Melody
Save me from the grave and wise - Melody
Savourneen Deelish - Melody
Saw you never, in the twilight - Melody
Sé do bheatha a bhean ba léanmhar / Óró sé do Bheatha Abhaile or An Dórd Fianna - Melody
Sea, o the Sea, The - Melody
Seal do rabhas im' mhaighdean shéimh / Mo Ghile Mear
Seán A Duír Á Ghleanna - Melody
Sean-Bhean Bhocht - Melody
Sean South from Garryowen - Melody
Seo dhibh a cháirde duan Óglaigh / Amhrán na bhFiann - Melody
Seoladh na nGamhna - Melody
Sergeant's Lamentation, The - Melody
Shall the Harp then be silent - Melody
Shamrock Shore - Melody
She is far from the land - Melody
She Moved Through The Fair - Melody
She sung of Love, while o'er her lyre - Melody
Shliabh Na mBan - Melody
Shores of Amerikay, The - Melody
Shule Aroon - Melody
Shutting of the Gates of Derry - Melody
Si Bheag Si Mhor - Melody
Siege of Drumcree, The - Melody
Silence is in our festal halls - Melody
Silent, oh Moyle, be the roar of thy water / The Song of Fionnuala - Melody
Sing - sing - Music was given - Melody
Sing, sweet Harp, oh sing to me - Melody
Singing Bird - Melody
Sínte ar thaobh an tsléibhe / Bás an Croipí - Melody
Skibereen - Melody
Sleep, O babe, for the red bee hums / The Gartan Mother's Lullaby - Melody
Slievenamon - Melody
Snowy Breasted Pearl, The - Melody
So my Kathleen you're going to leave me / Terrance's Farewell to Kathleen - Melody
Some folks sing of mountains and valleys / The Green Grassy Slopes - Melody
Song of Fionnuala, The - Melody
Song of Innisfail - Melody
Song of O'Ruark, Prince of Breffni, The - Melody
Song of the Battle Eve - Melody
Sons of the men who nobly stood / 'Prentice Boys of Derry - Melody
Sons, Whose sires with Wiliam Bled - Melody
Spancil Hill - Melody
Spanish Lady, The - Melody
Speed The Plough - Melody
Spinning Wheel, The - Melody
Sporting Races of Galway, The - Melody
St. Anne's Reel - Melody
St. Patrick's Breastplate - Melody
St. Senanus and the Lady - Melody
St. Valentine's day comes around once a year / They Never Came Home - Melody
Stand to your guns! my hearts of oak - Melody
Stand up, ye toilers, why crouch ye like cravens? / Workers of the World - Melody
Star of Donegal, The - Melody
Star of the County Down, The - Melody
Stardust Song - Melody
Step It Out Mary - Melody
Still forms, grey dust, black stones in Dublin city / 'Ninety-Eight - Melody
Still I Love Him - Melody
Stricken, smitten, and afflicted - Melody
Strike the gay harp! see the moon is on high / The Night Dance - Melody
Sublime was the warning that liberty spoke - Melody
Success to the Orange Wherever it Goes - Melody
Sullivan's John to the road you've gone - Melody
Sure I'm an Ulster Orangeman / The Sash My Father Wore - Melody
Sure it's the same old Shillelagh - Melody
Sweet Carnloch Bay - Melody
Sweet County Wexford - Melody
Sweet Innisfallen, fare thee well - Melody
Swinging on a Gate - Melody


Tá na Francaigh anois istigh i gCill Ala / An Spailpín Fánach - Melody
Tá na Francaigh teacht thar sáile / An tSean-Bhean Bhocht - Melody
Take back the virgin page - Melody
Take Her Up to Monto - Melody
Take me back to Castlebar - Melody
Tara's Harp - Melody
Terrance's Farewell to Kathleen - Melody
The battle of the Diamond! / Battle of the Diamond - Melody
The dames of France are fond and free / The Girl I Left Behind Me - Melody
The dawning of morn, the daylight's sinking / Thee, Thee, Only Thee - Melody
The day before the July fair / The Battle of Garvagh - Melody
The doubling drum is sounding / Ulster, to The Rescue! - Melody
The dream of those days when first I sung thee is o'er - Melody
The first I saw of my Moorlug Mary / Moorlug Mary - Melody
The first storm of winter blew high, blew high / Wolfe Tone - Melody
The Gaelic race, alas, no leader owns / Lament For Owen Roe O'Neill - Melody
The glorious day of Aughrim's field / King William's Day - Melody
The harp that once through Tara's Hall / Tara's Harp - Melody
The Head that once was crowned with thorns - Melody
The judge said stand up boy / The Courtroom - Melody
The lambs on the green hills - Melody
The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone / The Minstrel Boy - Melody
The morn was fair, the skies were clear / The Rose of Allendale - Melody
The night being dark and very cold / Hi for the Beggarman - Melody
The night was dark and the fight was over / Dying Rebel - Melody
The Orange flag of victory of Ireland's sons / Orange Flag of Victory - Melody
The pale moon was rising above yon green mountain / The Rose of Tralee - Melody
The Palm trees wave on high / The Hills of Kerry - Melody
The Protestant Boys are loyal and true - Melody
The Queen's Own Regiment / A Fenian Song - Melody
The roseate hues of early dawn, the brightness of the day - Melody
The struggle is over, the boys are defeated / Bold Robert Emmet - Melody
The time has scarce gone by boys / Derry's Walls - Melody
The time I've lost in wooing - Melody
The valley lay smiling before me / The Song of O'Ruark, Prince of Breffni - Melody
The wind doth blow today my love / The Unquiet Grave - Melody
The wine-cup is circling in Almhin's hall - Melody
The worker's flag is deepest red / The Red Flag - Melody
The Yeos were in Dunshaughlin / Páid O’Donoghue - Melody
The young May moon is beaming, love - Melody
Thee, Thee, Only Thee - Melody
There's a bower of roses by Bendermeer's stream / Bendermeer's Stream - Melody
There's a colleen fair as May / The Snowy Breasted Pearl - Melody
There's a place in my heart that no colleen may own / Mother Machree - Melody
There's a place just outside Lisburn / The Ballad of Long Kesh - Melody
There's a pretty spot in Ireland / Where the River Shannon Flows - Melody
There's a uniform still hanging / The Broad Black Brimmer - Melody
There's Whiskey in the Jar - Melody
There are sounds of mirth in the night-air ringing - Melody
There is a green hill far away - Melody
There is not in the wide world a valley so sweet / The Meeting of the Waters - Melody
There is sorrow in my heart / Me Old Howth Gun - Melody
There was a lord who lived in this town / Matt Hyland - Melody
There was a rich farmer's daughter / Johnny Harte - Melody
There was a wild colonial boy / The Wild Colonial Boy - Melody
There was an old woman from Wexford town / Old Woman from Wexford / Marrow Bones - Melody
There was three farmers in the North / The Barley Corn - Melody
They came from a land beyond the sea / Song of Innisfail - Melody
They may rail at this life - from the hour I began it - Melody
They may talk of Flying Childers / Pat of Mullingar - Melody
They Never Came Home - Melody
They know not my heart, who believe there can be - Melody
They say that the lakes of Kilarney are fair / The Sea, o the Sea - Melody
Thirty-Two Counties, The - Melody
This life is all chequer'd with pleasures and woes - Melody
Thomas Leixlip The Proud - Melody
Though dark are our sorrows / The Prince's Day - Melody
Though humble the banquet to which I invite thee - Melody
Though the beauties of the summer / The Weapons and the Men - Melody
Through Erin's Isle / Oh, the Shamrock - Melody
Through grief and through danger / The Irish Peasant to his Mistress - Melody
Through the day Thy love hath spared us - Melody
Though the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see / The Coulin - Melody
Thy Kingdom Come on Bended Knee - Melody
Tim Finnegan lived on Walker Street / Finnegan's Wake - Melody
Times they are a-Changing, The - Melody
'Tis believed that this Harp / The Origin of the Harp - Melody
'Tis gone, and for ever, the light we saw breaking - Melody
'Tis the Last Rose of Summer - Melody
'Tis of a brave young highwayman / Brennan on the Moor - Melody
'Tis pretty to be in Ballinderry / Ballinderry - Melody
'Tis sweet to think that, where'er we rove - Melody
To famed Spoileta they were took / The Pope's Brigade - Melody
To Ladies' eyes a round, boy - Melody
Today we meet a civic band / No Surrender - Melody
Tom Gilheaney - Melody
To-morrow, comrade, we / Song of the Battle Eve - Melody
Tone is Coming Back Again - Melody
Tone's Grave - Melody
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral - Melody
Town I Loved so Well, The - Melody
Trace Boy on Ligoniel Hill, A - Melody
Tráthnóinín déanach is mé gan mhairg / Seoladh na nGamhna - Melody
Tu ra lura lura loo - Melody
Turpin Hero - Melody
'Twas a morning in July, I was walking to Tipperary /Irish Soldier Laddie - Melody
Twas down by Rannigan’s Corner one morning I did stray / Johnson’s Motor Car - Melody
'Twas down by the glenside, I met an old woman / Down by the Glenside - Melody
'Twas down the glen one Easter morn / The Foggy Dew - Melody
'Twas in 'ninety-six as the moon did fix / The Ballyshannon Lane - Melody
Twas on a dreary New Years eve / Sean South From Garryowen - Melody
'Twas on the day when kings did fight / Death of Schomberg - Melody
'Twas one of those dreams, that by music are brought - Melody
'Twas the eve of St.Patrick / The Woods Of Drumbo - Melody
'Twas very early in the month of June / Jug of Punch - Melody

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