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Twas Pretty to Be in Ballinderry

Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry, song / Paddy Tunney, singing in English

Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry, song / Paddy Tunney, singing in English

Notes

Riddle answer

’Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry
’Twas pretty to be in Aghalee
’Twas pretty to be in little Ram’s island
In trysting under the ivy tree

Ochone, ochone, ochone, ochone

’Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry
But now it’s sad as sad can be
For the ship that sailed with Phelim my lover
Is sunk forever beneath the sea

Ochone, ochone, ochone, ochone

And oh that I wear the weeping willow
To wander alone by the lonesome billow
And cry to him over the cruel sea
Oh Phelim, my lover, come back to me.

Ochone, ochone, ochone, ochone.

Db Item A46 Musictr
Db Item A46 Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

As sung by the late Robert Cinnamond, Glenavy, Co Antrim. Ballinderry and Aghalee are in south Antrim; Ram’s island is in Lough Neagh.