“The Cotton Mill Song”


The singer takes his love for a walk. "She said she loved me dearly and to me she would prove true." "Well now we are to marry for she has named the day ... we'll bring the children up like us to work in the Cotton Mill" if her parents will have him.


Leyden: "The mill referred to in this song is probably the Springfield Cotton Mill built by Stevenson and Company in 1805, one of the earliest large-scale mills in Ulster and the last cotton spinning mill in Ireland when it closed in 1919." - BS


  1. Leyden 11, "The Cotton Mill Song" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #16945
  3. BI, Leyd011


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1989 (Leyden)
Keywords: courting marriage
Found in: Ireland