Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Carrickfergus

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From file hnsong0.abc Get ABC for this tune
X:90
T:Carrickfergus
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-90
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=120
K:C
c2 c2B2 | (A2 D6- | D2) (DE) F2G2 | (E3 D) C4- | C2
C2 D2 E2 | (F4 A,4- | A,2) A,2 B,3 C | C8- | C2 :|
GG G2 G2 | c8- | c2cd ed2c | d3B G4- | G2
G2 G2 G2 | (c3d) e4- | e2c2 f3e | d8- | d2
c2 c3B | A4 D4- | D2 (DE) F2 G2 | (E3D) C4- | C2
C2 DDE2 | F4 A,4- | A,2 A,A, B,3 C | C8- | C2 ||
W:I wish I was in Carrickfergus,
W:only for nights in Ballygrand
W:I would swim over the deepest ocean,
W:the deepest ocean for my love to find
W:But the sea is wide and I cannot swim over,
W:and neither have I the wings to fly
W:If I could find me a handsome boatman,
W:to ferry me over to my love and die
W:
W:My childhood days bring back sad reflections,
W:of happy times spent so long ago
W:My childhood friends and my own relations
W:have all passed on now like melting snow
W:But I'll spend my days in endless roaming,
W:soft is the grass, my bed is free
W:Ah, to be back now in Carrickfergus
W:on that long road down to the sea
W:
W:Now in Kilkenny it is reported,
W:on marble stone there as black as ink
W:With gold and silver I would support her,
W:but I'll sing no more now til I get a drink
W:Cause I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober,
W:a handsome rover from town to town
W:Ah but I'm sick now my days are numbered,
W:come all me young men and lay me down


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