“The Park in Portadown”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1970 (Morton-Ulster)
Keywords: courting lie rejection warning
Found in: Ireland


The singer meets a woman who knows him by name. He asks her to walk with him in the park in Portadown. She refuses; she is waiting for her cousin James McKeown. He receives a letter from his "dear" as Mrs James McKeown. Beware of girls willing to spark.


Morton-Ulster: "Portadown ... is a market town just below Lough Neagh." - BS

Cross references


  1. Morton-Ulster 18, "The Park in Portadown" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2892
  3. BI, MorU018