“Maid of Dunysheil”

Author: Paddy McGuckian
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting emigration separation
Found in: Ireland


The singer praises Dunyshiel, "the place where my true love does dwell." He recalls meeting her at Rasharkin Fair. He must leave for Nova Scotia, but as long as he is away, "my heart shall be with the Maid of Dunyshiel."

Cross references


  1. SHenry H530, p. 298, "The Maid of Dunyshiel" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6894
  3. BI, HHH530