Carnlough Bay

Lyrics Tradiitonal/Music P. McKenna Pub. Grian Music.

A traditional Irish song with a similar story to ‘The Road and the Miles to Dundee’. Paul came up with his own melody which made the song come to life for the band. Rua and Seán became a small orchestra in the studio for this one! This is one of the bands favourite songs to perform live.

Paul: Vocals, Guitar
David: Bouzouki
Seán: Flute
Ewan: Darabuka
Ruairidh: Fiddle, Viola

When winter was brawling, o’er high hills and mountains
And dark were the clouds o’er the deep rolling sea
I spied a wee lass as the daylight was dawning
She was asking the road to sweet Carnloch Bay

I said,”My wee lassie, I canna weel teIl ye
The number of miles or how far it might be
But if you’ll consent I’ll convoy you a wee bit
And I’ll show you the road to sweet Carnloch Bay

You turn to the right and pass down by the churchyard
Cross over the river and down by the sea
We’ll call in Pat Hamill’s and have a wee drop there
Just to help us along to sweet Carnloch Bay

Here’s a health to Pat Hamill likewise the wee lassie
And to every laddie that’s listening to me
And ne’er turn your back on a bonnie wee lassie
When she’s asking the road to sweet Carnloch Bay