Deep Sheephaven Bay

DESCRIPTION: The singer is exiled from Ireland. He thinks about his old home, the fishing fleet, the fields, and "bonnie blue-eyed Mary in her shawl of Galway grey," Now he is old but hopes he can return and "sleep in that old churchyard" near his old home.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1988 (McBride)
KEYWORDS: exile home separation Ireland nonballad return
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
McBride 21, "Deep Sheephaven Bay" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: McBride: "A favourite song of emigration in Donegal. Sheephaven Bay lies west of Inishowen...." - BS
File: McB1021

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