Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Sweet Carnloch Bay

Sweet Carnlough Bay
Carron Lough Bay
Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

When winter was brawling, o'er high hills and mountains
And dark were the clouds o'er the deep rolling sea,
I spied a wee lass as the daylight was dawning
She was asking the road to sweet Carnlough Bay.

I said, "My fair lass, I canna weel tell ye
The number of miles or how far it might be
But if you'll consent I'll convey you a wee bit
And I'll show you the road to sweet Carnlough Bay.

You turn to the right and go down by the churchyard
Cross over the river and down by the sea,
We'll stop at Pat Hamill's and have a wee drop there
Just to help us along to sweet Carnlough Bay.

Here's a health to Pat Hamill likewise the wee lassie
And to every laddie that's listening to me
And ne'er turn your back on a bonnie young lassie
When she's asking the road to sweet Carnlough Bay.

Comp: "The Poet" Richard MacKay (1800-1897), Co. Antrim

Discography: Finbar & Eddie Furey

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