“The Maids of Downhill”


The singer recalls wandering by Magilligan strand to Downhill. He describes the shore, the old castle, the fields, the girls. He complains that the famous poets never mentioned Downhill. He would rather be here than anywhere else in the world


  1. SHenry H809, p. 162, "The Maids of Downhill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13462
  3. BI, HHH809


Author: Frances Heaney ?
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: home nonballad
Found in: Ireland