DESCRIPTION: Singer meets the "Venus of the north" at Carrickmannon's lake. He says, "Give me my way or else I'll stray." She tells him to depart. He would leave Killinchey for her sake and go to North America. He warns other young men to shun the lake.
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (recorded by Richard Hayward)
KEYWORDS: courting rejection Ireland
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Richard Hayward, Ireland Calling (Glasgow,n.d.), p. 17, "Carrickmannon Lake" (text, music and reference to Decca F-3125 recorded Aug 12, 1932)
Sarah Anne O'Neill, "Carrickmannon Lake" (on Voice04)
NOTES: Killinchey and Carrickmannon Lake are in County Down.
The date and master id (GB-4734-1) for Hayward's record is provided by Bill Dean-Myatt, MPhil. compiler of the Scottish National Discography. - BS
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2017 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.