“The Girls of Coleraine”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: home nonballad
Found in: Ireland


The singer talks of "a sweet little spot in the county of Derry." He says there is no such town in all Ireland. He warns against girls of the city, or places like Killarney. But girls and boys of Coleraine never change. He blesses the town


The date and master id (GB-3357-1) for Hayward's record is provided by Bill Dean-Myatt, MPhil. compiler of the Scottish National Discography. - BS

Cross references


  1. SHenry H64, pp. 161-162, "The Girls from [of] Coleraine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: Richard Hayward, Ireland Calling (Glasgow,n.d.), p. 20, "The Girls of Coleraine" (text, music and reference to Decca F-2603 recorded Oct 4, 1931)
  3. Roud #13460
  4. BI, HHH064