“The Maid of Culmore”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love separation ship emigration
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer praises the harbour and women of Culmore. He recalls the girl he loved, who cried bu "sailed down Lough Foyle and away from Culmore." He wishes a storm would bring her back. He will follow her and seek her in America

References

  1. SHenry H687, p. 302, "The Maids of Culmore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2493
  3. BI, HHH687