||I wish I was in Carrighfergus,
Only for nights in Ballygrant
I would swim over the deepest
Only for nights in Ballygrant.
But the sea is wide, and I can't get
And neither have I wings to fly,
Oh, if I could find me a handsome boatsman
ferry me over to my love and die.
Now in Kilkenny, it is reported,
stones there as black as ink
With gold and silver I would transport her
But I'll sing no
more now, till I get a drink.
I'm drunk today, but then I'm seldom sober.
handsome rover from town to town.
Oh oh, but I am sick now, my days are over,
Come all you
young lads and lay me down.
I wish I was in Carrighfergus,
Only for nights in