Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

Lyrics for Irish Songs

And related, e.g. Scottish
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Category No. Title
song 1 Streets of Derry
fling 2 Love Won't You Marry Me?
jig 2 Irish Washerwoman, The
song 2 Green Fields of Canada
slide 3 If I Had a Wife
song 3 Hare's Lament
song 4 Health to the Company
song 5 My Lagan Love
song 6 Lough Erne Shore
song 7 Lowlands of Holland
mazurka 8 Shoe the Donkey
slip jig 8 Devil and the Bailiff, The
song 8 Bantry Girl's Lament
song 9 Rambling Irishman
slide 10 Off She Goes
song 10 Ramblin' Irishman
song 11 High Germany
song 12 Black Velvet Band
song 13 Brave Bold Donnelly
song 14 Cod Liver Oil
song 15 Green Grows the Laurel
song 16 Shores Of Lough Bran
song 17 Irish Rover
song 18 P Stands for Paddy
polka 19 Maggie in the Wood
song 19 Johnny is the Fairest Man
song 20 Tippin' It Up to Nancy
song 21 Van Diemen's Land
song 22 Black Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
song 23 Dark Is the Colour of My True Love's Hair
song 24 Peggy Gordon
song 25 Thousands Are Sailing
song 26 Star of the County Down
song 27 May Morning Dew, The
song 28 Banks of Avonmore, The
song 29 Mountain Streams, The
song 30 Cot in the Corner, The
song 31 Maid of Coolmore, The
song 32 Bonnie Blue Eyed Lassie
song 33 Ploughboy, The
song 34 Will Ye Go to Flanders
song 35 Paddy's Lamentation
song 36 Rollicking Boys around Tanderagee, The
hornpipe 37 Cuckoo's Nest, The
song 37 Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore
song 38 Parting Glass, The
song 39 Parting Glass, The
song 40 Rocks of Bawn
song 41 Wee Weaver, The
song 42 Roll Me from the Wall
song 43 Seven Drunken Nights
song 44 Sick Note, The
song 45 Mairi's Wedding
song 46 Roving Journeyman, The
song 47 Here I Am amongst You
song 48 I'll Tell Me Ma
song 49 Weile Waile
song 50 Whiskey in the Jar
song 51 Wild Rover, The
song 52 Ye Jacobites by Name
song 53 General Guinness
song 54 Follow Me Up to Carlow
hornpipe 55 Redhaired Boy, The
song 55 Rocky Road to Dublin, The
song 56 Love Will You Marry Me?
song 57 Leg of the Duck, The
song 58 Frost is all over, The
slip jig 59 Fair of Bellaghy, The
song 59 Little Bag of Tailors, The
slip jig 60 Na Ceannabháin Bhana
song 60 Molly Brannigan
song 61 Fair of Bellaghy, The
slide 62 Barrack Hill
song 62 Recruiting Sergeant, The
slide 63 Hundred Pipers, A
song 63 Green Fields of France, The
song 64 Dirty Old Town
song 65 Fields of Athenry, The
song 66 Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
song 67 Come Out Ye Black and Tans
song 68 Foggy Dew, The
song 69 Skibbereen
song 70 Rising of the Moon, The
song 71 Bonny Light Horseman, The
song 72 James Connolly
song 73 Merry Ploughboy, The
slide 74 Recruiting Sergeant, The
song 74 Down by the Sally Gardens
song 75 Flower of Magherally, The
slip jig 76 Will You Come Down to Limerick?
song 76 She Moved Through the Fair
song 77 As I Roved Out
song 78 Back Home in Derry
song 79 Dicey Riley
song 80 Hot Asphalt
song 81 Arthur McBride
song 82 Spancil Hill
song 83 Two Sisters, The
song 84 Rattling Bog, The
song 85 Barley Grain, The
song 86 Jug of Punch, The
song 87 Eighteen Years Old
song 88 Rambling Irishman
song 89 Flower of Sweet Strabane, The
song 90 Carrickfergus
song 91 There Was A Maid In Her Father's Garden
song 92 Banks of the Lee, The
song 93 Banks of Sullane, The
song 94 Cúnla
song 95 Rare Old Mountain Dew
song 96 Siúil a Rún
song 97 Gentleman Soldier, The
song 98 Raggle Taggle Gypsy, The
song 99 Sam Hall
song 100 Lakes of Pontchartrain, The
song 101 Pretty Peg
song 102 Farewell to Whisky
song 103 Welcome Paddy Home
song 104 Road to Clady, The
song 105 Mary Mac
song 106 One Morning in May
song 107 Rambling Rover, The
song 108 Cam Ye O'er frae France
reel 109 Wind That Shakes the Barley, The
song 109 Emigrant's Farewell, The
song 110 Factory Girl, The
song 111 Fiddler's Green
song 112 Knickers of Corduroy
song 113 Lark in the Morning, The
song 114 Little Drummer, The
song 115 Parcel of Rogues
song 116 Queen of All Argyll, The
song 117 Slieve Gallen Braes
song 118 What Put the Blood on Your Right Shoulder Son?
song 119 As I Roved Out (on a Bright May Morning)
song 120 Fare Thee Well Lovely Mary
song 121 Little Red Fox, The
song 122 King of Ballyhooley, The
song 123 I Know My Love
song 124 Galway Races, The
song 125 I Will Go
song 126 Johnnie Cope
song 127 Haughs o' Cromdale, The
song 128 Star of Donegal, The
reel 129 Yellow Cow, The
song 129 Home Boys Home
song 130 Month of January, The
song 131 Blacksmith, The
song 132 When a Man's in Love
song 133 Water Is Wide, The
song 134 On the Banks of Red Roses
song 135 Barbara Allen
song 136 I'm a Rover
song 137 Maids When You're Young
song 138 Maids When You're Young
song 139 All for Me Grog
song 140 Leaving of Liverpool
song 141 Limerick Rake, The
song 142 Paddy Works on the Railway
song 143 Muirsheen Durkin
song 144 Newry Highwayman, The
song 145 Salonika
song 146 Molly Malone
song 147 Step It Out Mary
song 148 Farewell to Old Ireland
song 149 Johnny, Lovely Johnny
reel 150 Green Fields of America, The
song 150 Johnny, Lovely Johnny
song 151 Billy O'Shea
song 152 Parting Glass, The
jig 157 Leg of the Duck, The
reel 173 Did You Wash Your Father's Shirt?
jig 202 Frost is all over, The
jig 206 Frost is all over, The

Here you can search for words or phrases in the lyrics, if you don't know the title of the song.
Please note that European spelling is used, e.g. "harbour".

There are many lyrics pages all over the web, and many of them contain lyrics of dubious quality, with many errors (often so called mondegreens).

Dick Gaughan has written a very good rant about lyrics sites.

In my song collection I've tried my best to get the correct lyrics of the songs. I've been singing Irish and Scottish songs for many many years, so I'm used to most of the unusual and "strange" words that might appear. So hopefully my lyrics collection can be considered reliable.

Be aware, however, that the versions I present are not "authoritative" or "definitive", but simply the way I would sing the songs - often an amalgamation of different versions I have heard. There are often many other versions around, which are just as good (and of course many "bad ones"). That's part of the "folk process" of transmitting songs.

If you find any errors, please contact me at henrik@norbeck.nu to tell me of them.

If you're into folk and traditional songs a very good place to search and discuss them is The Mudcat Café.

My ABC tune book is free, but if you find it useful, you can send me a donation through PayPal to show your appreciation and encourage me to keep on updating with new tunes and songs.