Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics


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I wish I was in Carrickfergus,
only for nights in Ballygrand
I would swim over the deepest ocean,
the deepest ocean for my love to find
But the sea is wide and I cannot swim over,
and neither have I the wings to fly
If I could find me a handsome boatman,
to ferry me over to my love and die

My childhood days bring back sad reflections,
of happy times spent so long ago
My childhood friends and my own relations
have all passed on now like melting snow
But I'll spend my days in endless roaming,
soft is the grass, my bed is free
Ah, to be back now in Carrickfergus
on that long road down to the sea

Now in Kilkenny it is reported,
on marble stone there as black as ink
With gold and silver I would support her,
but I'll sing no more now til I get a drink
Cause I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober,
a handsome rover from town to town
Ah but I'm sick now my days are numbered,
come all you young men and lay me down

Discography: The Dubliners

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