A song in the key of C
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Abc sheet music for Carrickfergus
X:2262 T:Carrickfergus R:song Z:id:hn-song-90 M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=120 K:C c2 c2B2 | (A2 D6- | D2) (DE) F2G2 | (E3 D) C4- | C2 C2 D2 E2 | (F4 A,4- | A,2) A,2 B,3 C | C8- | C2 :| GG G2 G2 | c8- | c2cd ed2c | d3B G4- | G2 G2 G2 G2 | (c3d) e4- | e2c2 f3e | d8- | d2 c2 c3B | A4 D4- | D2 (DE) F2 G2 | (E3D) C4- | C2 C2 DDE2 | F4 A,4- | A,2 A,A, B,3 C | C8- | C2 || W:I wish I was in Carrickfergus, W:only for nights in Ballygrand W:I would swim over the deepest ocean, W:the deepest ocean for my love to find W:But the sea is wide and I cannot swim over, W:and neither have I the wings to fly W:If I could find me a handsome boatman, W:to ferry me over to my love and die W: W:My childhood days bring back sad reflections, W:of happy times spent so long ago W:My childhood friends and my own relations W:have all passed on now like melting snow W:But I'll spend my days in endless roaming, W:soft is the grass, my bed is free W:Ah, to be back now in Carrickfergus W:on that long road down to the sea W: W:Now in Kilkenny it is reported, W:on marble stone there as black as ink W:With gold and silver I would support her, W:but I'll sing no more now til I get a drink W:Cause I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober, W:a handsome rover from town to town W:Ah but I'm sick now my days are numbered, W:come all me young men and lay me down