“Katey of Lochgoil”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1901 (Ford)
Keywords: sailor ship talltale humorous
Found in: Britain(Scotland)


"'Twas on the year Eleventy-nine, And March the fortieth day, That Katey of Lochgoil, my boys, To sea she'll bore away." The singer vows he will not sail again after strange voyage with "Tonald More an' Tugald More, Shon Tamson an' Shon Roy."


Sort of a Scottish version of "The Irish Rover." There are no lyrics in common, but the feeling is identical. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 241-243, "Katey of Lochgoil" (1 text)
  2. Roud #13088
  3. BI, FVS241