Who Sang Carrighfergus? Loreena McKennitt

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Credits
release date: 1985
genres: Rock Classical Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Celtic/Folk
length: 3:28
arranger: Loreena McKennitt
background vocals: Loreena McKennitt
guest: Cedric Smith
guest guitar: Cedric Smith
I wish I was in Carrighfergus,
Only for nights in Ballygrant
I would swim over the deepest ocean,
Only for nights in Ballygrant.


But the sea is wide, and I can't swim over.
Neither have I wings to fly,
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.
Ah, 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.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Blacksmith
  • 2 She Moved Through the Fair
  • 3 Stolen Child
  • 4 The Lark in the Clear Air
  • 5 Carrighfergus
  • 6 Kellswater
  • 7 Banks of Claudy
  • 8 Come by the Hills
  • 9 Lullaby

  • Album Information
    label: Quinlan Road
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 090317631127
    script: Latin