“The Bann Water Side”


The singer sees a pretty girl by the Bann. He offers her a comfortable life if she will marry him. She says she would rather be poor than beguiled. He promises that, if he becomes poor, he will split his last shilling with her. They are happily married


  • Bodleian, 2806 b.11(265), "The Blackwater Side" ("As I roved out one evening fair down by a shady grove"), H. Such (London), 1863-1885


  • Robert Cinnamond, "Bannwaterside" (on IRRCinnamond01)


  1. SHenry H685, p. 460, "The Bann Water Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. McBride 9, "The Blackwater Side" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #3037
  4. BI, HHH685


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 b.11(265))
Found in: Ireland