“A Rathlin Song”


"Where the fulmar flies on Rathlin head O'er the lake on the cliff by the sea, My love and I, in days that are dead, Watched the white clouds floating free.... But my love flew away... And I sob like the mateless dove." She prays her love will return


  1. SHenry H696, p. 290, "A Rathlin Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6893
  3. BI, HHH696


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