1. From sweet Londonderry to fair London town there is not a nicer (heather) anywhere to be found where the children each evening is a-playing round the shore and the joy-bells are ringing for the maid of Coolmore. 2. The first time that I met her she passed me by the next time that I met her she bade me goodbye, but the last time that I met her she grieved my heart sore for she sailed down Loch (Foilagh?) away from Coolmore. 3. If I had the power the storm to rise I would blow the wind either for to darken the skies I would blow the wind either to make the (salt seas) to roar on the day that my love sailed away from Coolmore. 4. To the north of Americay, my love, I’ll sail (forth) for there I know noone, neither noone does me, but should I not find her I’ll return home no more but like a pilgrim I will wander for the maid of Coolmore. 5. The first time that I met her she passed me by the next time that I met her she bade me goodbye, but the last time that I met her she grieved my heart sore for she sailed down Loch (Foilagh?) away from Coolmore.

24 Responses to “Bothy Band – The Maid of Coolmore ( with Tríona Ní Dhomhnail”

  • Mordred478:

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this, mate. It’s taken me back thirty years to a very special time and place and is priceless. Slonsha!

  • pascal charpentier:

    super !

  • neatlas:

    Magnificent song & performance by Triona which first got me hooked on her many moons ago. Was so fortunate to see her perform live about 3 times with her late brother. As someone else noted, more accurate lyrics are at Celtic Lyrics Corner web site. But “Amerikay” is better than “America” & perhaps a little more common than “Americay”.

  • tdbsnr:

    Never thought I’d find myself listening to this sort of music, have I gone soft in the head, or is it just breathtaking?

  • nh6music:

    One of the best!

  • lethe51:

    got a feeling I’ll return here soon

  • udor1962:

    Hallo danaraina,
    I think this also so – TNX for You comment …

  • danaraina:

    This is really pretty. I also recommend Cara Dillon’s, which is up on youtube under “Maid of Culmore,” though hers is a bit more popularized.

  • PhalainaBelgium:

    Outstanding singer and song !! Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill is an Irish traditional singer, pianist, and composer, considered one of the most influential female vocalists in the history of Irish music. She is famed for her work with traditional Irish groups such as Skara Brae, The Bothy Band, Relativity, Touchstone, and Nightnoise.

  • PhalainaBelgium:

    One of the best of the Bothy Band !! Phalaïna

  • MrEdgardsilvajunior:

    BEAUTIFUL SONG AS WELL AS THE VOICE AND INSTRUMENTAL ARRANGEMENT

  • Wademedic63:

    Love this song. Chilling and beautiful

  • GanoMaganza:

    I’m literally in tears

  • Chartres1000:

    This is, unequivocally the finest version I’ve ever heard.

  • CoolAidDrinker:

    Spot on. More reliable lyrics at celticlyricscorner

  • robcmoseley:

    It wrings my heart.

  • robcmoseley:

    Sublime.

  • lucky16a:

    i drank my way about the country with them i oncce stayed in my home towm of ballaghadeereen matts home too, we played in the oak dance hal but we drand and played for 4 days solid in the railway hotel in ballaghadeereer, what days those weere

  • lucky16a:

    i drank my way about the country with them i oncce stayed in my home towm of ballaghadeereen matts home too, we played in the  oak dance hal but we drand and played for 4 days solid in the railway hotel in ballaghadeereer, what days those weere

  • lucky16a:

    i drank my way about the  country with them i oncce stayed in my home towm of ballaghadeereen matts home too, we played in the oak dance hal but we drand and played for 4 days solid in the railway hotel in ballaghadeereer, what days those weere

  • lucky16a:

    i  drank my way about the country with them i oncce stayed in my home towm of ballaghadeereen matts home too, we played in the oak dance hal but we drand and played for 4 days solid in the railway hotel in ballaghadeereer, what days those weere

  • McClernand2:

    Nil mise in ann gan a caoineadh nuair a chloisim an amhran chomh gruamach sin…

  • Lyathurin:

    I love that song..

  • TheHungryKarmaBowler:

    for she sailed down Lough Foyle and away from Coolmore, i presume has to be the lyric

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