“Beautiful, Beautiful Ireland”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1973 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Keywords: emigration sea ship Ireland nonballad patriotic
Found in: Ireland


Singer must leave "Ireland the gem of the sea," which he wishes were free. No land can compare with it. "The ship is now anchored in the bay, But when I will return with my true-love It is then you may be sure I'll stay"



  1. Roud #5225
  2. BI, RcBeBeIr