“Maid of Dunysheil”


The singer praises Dunyshiel, "the place where my true love does dwell." He recalls meeting her at Rasharkin Fair. He must leave for Nova Scotia, but as long as he is away, "my heart shall be with the Maid of Dunyshiel."

Cross references


  1. SHenry H530, p. 298, "The Maid of Dunyshiel" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6894
  3. BI, HHH530


Author: Paddy McGuckian
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland