“Sweet Clonalee”


The singer explains why he is leaving Clonalee for America. He loved a girl, but she turned instead to a wealthy old farmer. The farmer accused the singer of sheep-stealing. He leaves his parents behind and curses James Magee (presumably the farmer)


  1. SHenry H554, p. 400, "Sweet Clonalee" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7967
  3. BI, HHH554


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