“The Man of the North Countrie”


"He came from the North, so his words were few." The singer is happy she married him and moved to Limerick. "I wish that in Munster they only knew The kind kind neighbors I came unto" so that there would be no hatred between South and North.


County Limerick is in the north-central area of the region of Munster. - BS


  1. Hayward-Ulster, p. 46, "He Came from the North" (1 text)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Edward Hayes, The Ballads of Ireland (Boston, 1859 (reprint of 1855 London edition)), Vol II, p. 46, "The Man of the North Countrie"
  3. Roud #6548
  4. BI, HayU046


Author: T.D. M'Gee (source: Hayes)
Earliest date: 1855 (Hayes)
Found in: Ireland