Back On The Shore

Carrickfergus (Trad.)

I wish I was in Carrickfergus
Only for nights in Bally Grand
I would swim over the deepest ocean
Only for nights in Bally Grand

But the sea is wide and I cannot swim over
And neither have I this wings to fly.

I wish I had a handsome boatman
To ferry me over my love and I.

Now in Killkenny it is reported
On marble stones there as black as ink.
With gold and silver I would support her
But I'll sing no more now till I get a drink.

Cause I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober
A handsome rover from town to town.

Ah, but I'm sick now my days are numbered
Come all you young men and lay me down.