DESCRIPTION: The singer escapes the world to head for Ballymackleduff. The friends of his youth meet him. They have a wonderful time at places with improbable names. The factories are all shut, the bars open, with kissing and dancing. "Why did I stay away so long?"
AUTHOR: Paul Jennings (source: OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads)
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (first published in _The Observer,_ according to OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads)
KEYWORDS: dancing drink music Ireland humorous reunion
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads 46A, "Ballyburbling" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [38 words]: OLochlainn-MoreIrishStreetBallads 46A is headed by the note "Ballymackleduff, Derryfubble, Benburb.--Address of subscriber in N. Ireland Telephone Directory." An explanatory note at the end is "A skit on Ulster place names ...." - BS
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