The Mulkear River, song

Willie Nicholl, singing in English
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Lyrics

I’ll sing you of a lovely place it is where I would like to be
‘Tis where I spent my boyhood days in merriment and glee
Its colleens fair I do declare and it’s with them I would  go
And take a ramble down the banks where the Mulkear River flows.

You hills and dales o’ dark Brack Isle ‘tis amongst you I’d remain
Where I could pass my time away round lovely Castlemaine
Fond memories often take me back to the days long long ago
When I used to ramble down the banks where the Mulkear river flows.

‘Tis I well remember too when in my youth and bloom
I hunted on the mountain side by Cappamore and Doon
By Carrickbeg and Castletown that place you all well know
And Gurtnavalla’s naughty banks where the Mulkear river flows.

And so tonight my comrades brave I will bid you all adieu
And as I pen these last few lines I’ll quickly tell to you
Train up your youth to hunt and shoot with a gun and out to go
And kill what game there still remains where the Mulkear river flows.

see also   The Mulkear river / Packie McGonigle