“The River Roe (II)”


The singer asks what place can "match the dark Roe." The singer recalls the history of Cooey na Gal and the church at Dungiven, then describes all the places along the Roe until the "tired" river flows into Loch Foyle.


For "Cooey-na-Gal" O'Cahan and Dungiven Priory, see the notes on "The Banks of the Roe." - RBW

Cross references


  1. SHenry H629, p. 171-172, "The River Roe (II)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13532
  3. BI, HHH629


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: river nonballad
Found in: Ireland