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Lisa Carrickfergus
Credits: Traditional; arranged by David Downes
Appears On: Lisa
Language: English
Other Versions: "Carrickfergus" on the Celtic Woman: A New Journey soundtrack
"Carrickfergus" on Órla Fallon's album The Water Is Wide
"Carrickfergus" on the Feet Of Flames soundtrack
"Carrighfergus" on Loreena McKennitt's album Elemental


I wish I was in Carrickfergus
Only for nights in Ballygrant
I would swim over the deepest ocean
The deepest ocean for my love to find

But the sea is wide and I cannot swim over
Nor do I have wings to fly
If I could find me a handsome boatman
To ferry me over to my love and die

My childhood days bring back sad reflections
Of happy times spent long ago
My childhood friends and my own relations
Have all passed on now like melting snow

But I'll spend my days in endless roaming
Soft is the grass, and my bed is free
But to be back now in Carrickfergus
On that long road down to the sea

On that long road down to the sea