“The Banks of the Miramichi”


There is no river "like the rolling tide that flows 'longside The banks of the Murrymashee." The sportsmen gather to see it and the trout, salmon, and birds. The singer wouldn't trade it for gold, silver or royal robes.

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Banks of the Miramichi, The
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From Louise Manny and James Reginald Wilson, Songs of Miramichi,
#3, pp. 52-53. From the singing of Jared MacLean, Strathadam, 1947.

It's now I will take up my pen
  These verses for to write.
Concerning of this river
  I mean for to recite.
For all through nature's splendor
  There's none that I can see
Like the rolling tide that flows 'longside
  The banks of the Murrymashee.

(2 additional stanzas)


  • Marie Hare, "The Banks of the Miramichi" (on MRMHare01)
  • Art Matchett, "The Banks of the Miramichi" (on Miramichi1)


  1. Manny/Wilson 3, "The Banks of the Miramichi" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ST MaWi003 (Partial)
  3. Roud #4622
  4. BI, MaWi003


Author: Patrick Hurley of Cassilis, Nor'West Miramichi (Manny/Wilson)
Earliest date: 1947 (Manny/Wilson)
Found in: Canada(Mar)