The flower of Dunaff Hill, song / Mary Ann Canny, singing in English

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As I roved out one evening some pleasures to pursue
When who but lovely Nancy appeared all in my view
Her eyes shone bright like stars at night or the moon when it is full
She is the darling of my heart and the flower of Dunaff Hill.

Dunaff it is a lovely place all in the summer time
With its lofty tops and noble shades all covered with shamrock and thyme
From it you’ll see the country round for twenty miles or more
Besides it’s situated no distance from the shore.

Now Fanad Head lies in my view and the Gap at sweet Mamore
The way it leads through Leitir to the village of Clonmany
From Fanad Head to Mulroy Point where the ships lie in my view
I would part with them all my darling girl how could I part with you.

I was banished from my native home in Americay I do dwell
I spent some time and pleasure there far more than tongue can tell
Till cruel fates the landlord my curse pursue him still
That banished me from that sweet spot in beautiful Dunaff Hill.

It’s now I’m in Americay where liberty does shine
It’s now I’m in Americay I will think on the time
When I clasped you in my arms and all our joys were full
Each evening fair to take the air around sweet Dunaff Hill.

The flower of Dunaff Hill, song / Mary Ann Canny, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:55-NC-VHS
Main Performer: Mary Ann Canny
Title:The flower of Dunaff Hill [videorecording] / Mary Ann Canny, singing in English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:McvFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:October 1988
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 2 min. 57 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:2744

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