The singer calls on the muses to help him express his farewell. He must leave home, parting from friends and Craiganee and a girl he will not name. He describes how she watches him from the shore, and hopes they will meet again


The relationship between "Craiganee," "The Hills of Glenwilly/Glensuili," and "The Hills of Tandagree" appears to be very complicated; we will try to make it clearer in future versions of the Index. - RBW


  1. SHenry H749, pp. 189-190, "The Flower of Craiganee" (1 text, 1 tune); H730, p. 190, "The Hills of Tandragee" (1 text, 1 tune, said by some to be derived from "The Hills of Glenswilly," but agreeing in plot and in over half its lines with the Henry text of "Craiganee," though the tunes are somewhat different)
  2. Roud #2743
  3. BI, HHH749


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1906 (JIFSS)
Found in: Ireland