“Fair Maid of Ballyagan”


The singer meets a beautiful girl in a village in Aghadowey. He courts her, but she eventually rejects him for a wealthy suitor. He departs, "Intending never to meet again," but he cannot forget her. He curses wealth and the one who has it


  1. SHenry H67, p. 365, "Fair Maid of Ballyagan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6883
  3. BI, HHH067


Author: Andrew Orr
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland