“Deep Sheephaven Bay”


The singer is exiled from Ireland. He thinks about his old home, the fishing fleet, the fields, and "bonnie blue-eyed Mary in her shawl of Galway grey," Now he is old but hopes he can return and "sleep in that old churchyard" near his old home.


McBride: "A favourite song of emigration in Donegal. Sheephaven Bay lies west of Inishowen...." - BS


  1. McBride 21, "Deep Sheephaven Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1021


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Found in: Ireland