School: Saints Peter & Paul, Balbriggan

Location:
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Teacher:
Bean Uí Chorcoráin

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An Old Song - O Fare Thee Well, Balbriggan

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0783, Page 470

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22:6:'38 An Old Song O Fare thee well Balbriggan

Betty Connolly, Dublin St., Balbriggan
This old song was composed locally but it is not known exactly who composed it. It was told to me by Miss K. Wade, Market Green, Balbriggan.
I
O fare thee well Balbriggan
I now must leave thy shore,
I am going to leave those green fields,
I may never see them more,
But if I never see them,
I never shall forget,
The sweet and smiling faces
Around Isaac Bower I met.
II
Up through Hampton groves I wandered,
Where the feather warbles blew,
Where (the f) each lover meets a sweetheart
And the sweetheart must sing too.
There may be happiness yet,
But there is more I've ever seen,
To make me feel so happy,
As the dance on the Market Green

Collector
Betty Connolly
Gender
female
Address
Dublin Street, Co. Dublin
Informant
Miss K. Wade
Relation
unknown
Gender
female
Address
Balbriggan, Co. Dublin
Language
English