The pride of Moville, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Being the year of fifty eight being in the month of June 
When the flowers in the garden and roses were in bloom
Our gallant ship Columbia as she sailed down that day
She sailed down from Moville Town bound for Americay

There was a young man on her deck and his age was twenty one
His home and habitation lies near to Bellalin
His height is five feet eleven well built from top to toe
He’s a credit to his parents no matter where he’ll go

He has a sweetheart in Moville and her he does love dear
And when he thought on parting he did shed many a tear
When he thought on separation it grieved his heart full sore
Saying Marjorie lovely Marjorie will I never see you more

When you arrive in New York town your friends will meet you all
They will take you to an alehouse strong liquor they will call
They’ll sit and they’ll drink with you your sorrows for to drown
And you’ll think no more on Marjorie or the pride of Moville town

Ah Marjorie lovely Marjorie on me you may depend
For I won’t forget the promises unto you I have made
I will send to you your passage and I’ll take you o’er the sea
For I mean to live in splendour out in Americay

Oh Marjorie lovely Marjorie sure I could have cried my fill
When I think on the pleasant evenings I spent around Moville
Where the boys and the girls they did go out on a Sunday afternoon
And I won’t forget the times I spent in John Carlon’s Room

see also   The pride of Moville / Jim MacFarland audio   The pride of Moville / Jim Mac Farland video   The pride of Moville / Jimmy Doherty (Caitlin)   The pride of Moville / Jimmy Houten

The pride of Moville, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:295-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:The pride of Moville [sound recording] / Michael McGonigle [James Eoghain], singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Cis Farren's bar, Urris, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:January 1986
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
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