The Makem & Spain Brothers: The Tradition Continues
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I wish I was in Carrickfergus only for nights in Ballygrand
I would swim over the deepest ocean, the deepest ocean, my love to find
But the sea is wide and I can't swim over
And neither have I the wings to fly
I wish I could meet a handsome boatman
To ferry me over to my love and die

Ah, but in Kilkenny, it is reported, they have marble stones there as black as ink
With gold and silver, I did support her, but I'll sing no more 'till I get a drink
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