Sweet Londonderry (on the Banks of the Foyle)

DESCRIPTION: The singer describes the "ancient walled city," "sweet Londonderry on the banks of the Foyle." Orphaned, he works for years as a sailor. He courts a pretty girl of Londonderry. He hopes to work for her when they are married
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting home sailor work
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H813, p. 468, "Sweet Londonderry" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #9453
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Londonderry on the Banks of the Foyle
Lovely Derry on the Banks of the Foyle
File: HHH813

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