The singer praises Mary and their beautiful home country of Magilligan. He recalls carving their names in a bench, and drinking together. They watch a ship sail away, but again agree never to leave Magilligan

Cross references


  1. SHenry H52a, pp. 244-245, "Magilligan" (1 text, 1 tune, the latter derived from O'Neill on the basis of Henry's statement that the tune is "The Wearing of the Green")
  2. Roud #2965
  3. BI, HHH052a


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love home emigration
Found in: Ireland