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Carrickfergus
Traditional. Scheduled for an upcoming Darby CD.
notes: This is a song commonly sung at the funeral or memorial service.
Carrickfergus
Traditional

F          G   7              C     Am             Dm G7         C   F-C
I wish I was in Carrickfergus. Only four nights in Ballygran
F                G 7                   C       Am
I would cross over the deepest ocean
                Dm G7               C   F-C
The deepest ocean my love to find
         F      C               E7                G (7)                 C       Am        Dm   G7
But the sea is wide, and I cannot swim over; and neither have I wings to fly
 F          G      G7          C       Am                Dm  G7             C     F   C
If I could find me a handy boatman to ferry me over to the other side

My boyhood days bring sad reflections of happy times spent so long ago
My childhood friends and me own relations
They’ve all passed on now like melting snow
But I’ll end my days in endless roamin’. Soft is the grass my, bed is free
Oh, to be back now in Carrickfergus, on that long, long road down to the sea

And in Kilkenny, it is reported, they have marble stones there as black as ink
With gold and silver I would support her
But I'll sing no more now till I have an auld drink
I'm drunk today, and I'm seldom sober. A ramblin’ rover, from town to town
Oh but I'm sick now, and my days they are numbered
So, come all you young men and lay me down