“Ballymonan Brae”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1936 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: home farewell wordplay nonballad
Found in: Ireland


The singer bids farewell to Ballymonan, land of green leaves and pretty girls. He recalls the pleasant nights there. He gives his name as John by counting through the alphabet. He bids success to Ballymonan


  1. SHenry H643, p. 159, "Ballymonan Brae" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13456
  3. BI, HHH643