Dark Inishowen, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Ye lovers of Beauty so fair and forlorn
So fondless I wander so far from my home
I am off by the moonlight or the break of morning
I'll be found in the mountains of dark Inishowen.

I strayed 'round a place and they call it Clonmany
In search of a fair maid that I might adore
But a fair maid to love me I could not find any
From the Meendoran bridge to the Gap of Mamore.

Adieu to the place where I once had a fair maid
No wonder when absent that I do make mourn
When I think of those green fields the haunts of that fair one
Sure I pine for my darling in dark Inishowen.

At night when sleeping in my dreams I caress her
Sure I feel as happy as when I was home
When I speak to the vision that bids me caress her
To a bosom that’s pining in dark Inishowen.

Well its now I am stationed in the County Fermanagh
Far away from that cottage that I call my own
And if I go back it will be for to wed her
And I’ll live with my darling in dark Inishowen.

Well its many’s the day since I last saw her dwelling
When I think of that cabin I will ne’er see no more
Sure I’ll walk round that wild bay where the wild seas are rolling
From the tullagh's black rocks to the gap of Mamore.

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Dark Inishowen, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:639-NC-V8
Main Performer: Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:Dark Inishowen [videorecording] / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:07 July 1993
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 4 min. 04 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:10387

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