“The Town of Passage (I)”


"The town of Passage is neat and spacious, All situated upon the sea." The boats, sailors, bathers, lovers, and ferry to Carrigaloe are described. Molly Bowen has a lodging house where "often goes in one Simon Quin" to his bed among the fleas.


Croker-PopularSongs: "The town of Passage ... is situated between Cork and its Cove...."

Croker-PopularSongs: "This song was introduced, with considerable effect, upon the London stage by the late Mr Charles Connor, in Lord Glengall's very amusing farce of the 'Irish Tutor.'" - BS

Cross references

  • cf. "The Town of Passage (II), (III)" (subject)


  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 254-256, "The Town of Passage" (1 text)
  2. BI, CrPS254


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)