“The Star of Moville”


The singer sails to Moville to watch the races. Enlivened by whiskey, he meets Mary, "the star of Moville." He courts her, and buys her a drink. The girl, after spending some time, rejects him and goes home. He wishes that someone would bring her to him


A long and highly complex mix: Is it a boat-racing song, a courting song, a rejection song, a drinking song, a song of getting delayed along the shore? I'm not sure. - RBW


  1. SHenry H68, pp. 276-277, "The Star of Moville" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7968
  3. BI, HHH068


Author: James McCurry
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland