“The Maid of Erin's Isle”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love beauty nonballad wine
Found in: Ireland


"Oh, the sun does set down in the west when his daily journey's o'er.... With ruby wine I'll fill my glass... And I'll drink a health to my sweetheart, she's the maid of Erin's isle." He praises Mary's beauty, and vows to love her as long as he lives



  1. SHenry H57b, p. 228, "The Maid of Erin's Isle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7978
  3. BI, HHH057b