“O, Derry, Derry, Dearie Me”


The singer recalls Derry in the springtime. He remembers the sights, swimming in the Moyle, wandering among the bogs. Even in London, he smells the peat and the sea; he wishes he were home

Cross references


  1. SHenry H536, p. 209, "Oh, Derry, Derry, Dearie Me" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH536


Author: James Warnock
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: homesickness
Found in: Ireland