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Carrickfergus
Last updated: 24.01.17
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This is not really my type of song but it was a great favourite of Steffi Noack (a young German Celtophile and penny-whistle player of no mean talent) who I sometimes accompanied in the Pinökel in 1993.She loved the lines "... but I'll sing no more till I get a drink, I'm drunk today and I'm seldom sober, ..."
This song can be found in Soodlum's 100 Irish Ballads Volume 1who describes it as a very evocative tune set in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.
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