“The Bright Star of Derry”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1809 (OLochlainn-More)
Keywords: love beauty lyric nonballad
Found in: Ireland


The singer loves Mary, a widow's daughter, and praises her as the bright star of Derry. She is beautiful, sweet, and gentle.


  1. OLochlainn-More 33, "The Bright Star of Derry" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9754
  3. BI, OLcM033