“The Swan”


"On the lovely banks of the Bann as we watched the gliding swan," the singer tells Mary of his plans to go oversea. She says that she would rather be poor in Ireland than live better elsewhere. He agrees to stay in Ireland and be married there


This is one of those songs which probably could exist only in Ireland. - RBW


  1. SHenry H475, p. 455, "The Swan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, HHH475


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland