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Nynia Lyr Req: Kilmarnock Town / Coleraine Town (10) Lyr Add: COLERAINE TOWN 22 Jul 00

Hi Wullie, I think you may well have the town and country wrong here. The brilliant Newry band "Cran" sing what appears to be the song you're thinking of on their 1998 album "Black, Black, Black" (Available from Claddagh Records - CC63CD). They perform it as Coleraine Town. The reason I think that this may be the correct title is that Kilmarnock has had a great folk club for the last 30 odd years with fine singers such as Heather Heywood and even our own contributer "Diva" at times. I can't believe that with ALL their fine singers that no-one uneathed such a fine song as this. Anyway I hope this helps.


Oh in Coleraine town there lived a girl, she was handsome young and fair
She was courted by a false young man who drove her to despair
And for six long months he courted her, from her he knew no scorn
She said Willie won't you marry me if ever you return
Oh to marry you, to marry you, that's a thing I'll never do
For in Bushmills town there lives a girl that I love more than you
Oh so go home to your parents and do the best you can
And It's tell them that your Willie dear has proved a false young man
Oh to go home to my parents and to bring to them disgrace
Well I'd rather go and drown myself in some dark lonesome place
So she dressed herself in her lily white gown, her body to destroy
All for the lad who jilted her, her darling sailor boy


And as Willie he went walking, down by the riverside
Well he spied the body of a girl that might have been his bride
And on her breast he found a note and this is what it read
Well a curse upon this false young man and every word he said
So farewell unto my aged parents, I'll bid them both adieu
For It's now I'm asleep in the sunny, sunny deep, where troubles they are few


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