“As I Roved Out One Evening”


A son, against his parents' wishes, plans to cross the sea "in search of gold." He is afraid, if he stays, King George will be defeated. His love has wed another leaving him under oath not to wed any girl in Ireland. He leaves for the East Indies


Carrick on Shannon is in County Leitrim, Ireland. - BS


  • Bodleian, Harding B 25(345), "The Carrick Lovers ("As I roved out one morning I heard a mournful cry"), W. Armstrong (Liverpool), 1820-1824


  1. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 41, "As I Roved Out One Evening" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2752
  3. BI, CrSNB041


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1825 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 25(345))
Found in: Canada(Mar)