Gaeilge

The high walls of Derry, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English

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It’s the high walls of Derry that look dismal and grey
And so does lovely Johnny he is now going away
He is going to bonny Scotland some sweetheart to see
May the high powers above send him straight home to me

Oh Johnny lovely Johnny do you mind the day
When you came to my window to steal me away
You promised you’d marry me above all women kind
Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what has altered your mind

Oh Annie lovely Annie it was all but in jest
For I never intended to make you my best
I never intended to make you my wife
Oh Annie lovely Annie all the days of my life

The first time I met him it’s well I do know
It was in my father’s garden in the county Tyrone
With my white apron around us to shield out the wind
Oh Johnny lovely Johnny what has altered your mind

A bunch of blue ribbons I will tie up and wear
And a wreath of forget-me-nots I will bind ‘round my hair
And if ever he returns again I will meet him with joy
And I will kiss the lips of my own Johnny boy

see also   The high walls of Derry / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie)

The high walls of Derry, song / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:304-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Roseanne McGonigle
Title:The high walls of Derry [sound recording] / Roseanne McGonigle (Gillespie), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:The Doherty [Denery] home [the castles], Isle of Doagh, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:31 December 1985
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
URL:http://inishowensinging.ie/
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