Who Sang Carrickfergus? Bruce Guthro

Bruce Guthro Celtic Crossing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2011-10-17
length: 5:21
Some other versions of "Carrickfergus"

Lyrics

But the sea is wide and I can't swim over
And neither have I wings to fly
I wish I could find me handy boatman
To ferry me over my love and I

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 can't swim over
And neither have I wings to fly
I wish I could find me handsome boatman
To ferry me over my love and I
For it's in Kilkenny it is reported
On marble stone there as black as ink
With gold and silver I did support her
But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink

I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober
The handsome rover from town to town
But I am sick now and my days are numbered
Come all me young men and lay me down


Tracklist
  • 1 Carrickfergus
  • 2 Friends Like You
  • 3 The Purple Heather
  • 4 Stan's Tune
  • 5 Through It All
  • 6 My Wings
  • 7 Sailing Home
  • 8 Let It Go
  • 9 The Water Is Wide
  • 10 My Old Man
  • 11 Farewell to Nova Scotia
  • 12 The Parting Glass

  • Release information
    label: Folk
    country(area): Canada
    script: Latin