“Cloughmills Fair”


The singer is wandering toward Ballylig when he meets a "charming fair one." He asks leave to court her; she tells him she is not interested. He asks if he may walk along with her. She consents; the road is free. Now they are meeting regularly


  1. SHenry H121, pp. 270-271, "Cloughmills Fair" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: John Moulden, Songs of Hugh McWilliams, Schoolmaster, 1831 (Portrush,1993), p. 12, "I'll See You in the Fair"
  3. Roud #6921
  4. BI, HHH121


Author: Hugh McWilliams (source: Moulden-McWilliams)
Earliest date: 1831 (according to Moulden-McWilliams)
Keywords: love courting beauty
Found in: Ireland