“Bridget O'Malley”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1962 (recorded by Peter Kennedy)
Keywords: love betrayal abandonment marriage foreignlanguage
Found in: Ireland


The singer laments that Bridget has left him heartbroken. He describes her beauty most fulsomely, and says his Sundays are now lonely and full of another. (She is now married, but) he bids her meet him on the road to Drumsleve


Kennedy does not seem aware of any English-language versions of this Irish Gaelic song, but Silly Wizard found a text somewhere. It may well be a modern translation; it's awfully flowery. But I decided to include the song here because some might search for it. - RBW


  1. Kennedy 27, "Brid Og Ni Mhaille (Bridget O'Malley) (1 text+translation, 1 tune)
  3. BI, K027