“Farewell, Ballycastle”


The singer bids farewell to Ballycastle; "From friends... I go to the land of a stranger." He promises to think of Ireland in his exile, and admits, "How often I'll sigh for the dear ones behind me, To whom, with my loves one, I now bid farewell."


  1. SHenry H210, p. 188, "Farewell, Ballycastle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13544
  3. BI, HHH210


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland