“The Glenshesk Waterside”


The singer recalls wandering along the Glenshesk water, but now he must sadly depart. He wishes he were still there, "But fate proposes I must go, in foreign lands abide." He describes all the things he won't see again

Cross references


  1. SHenry H19a, p. 194, "The Glenshesk Waterside" (1 text, 2 tunes, one a corrected version of the other)
  2. Roud #9510
  3. BI, HHH019a


Author: P. C. J. McAuley (?)
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland