Bonnie Kellswater

Lyrics

Here’s a health to you, bonnie Kellswater
For it’s there you’ll find the pleasures of life
And it’s there you’ll find fishing and farming
And a bonnie wee girl for your wife

On the hills and in the glens and in the valleys
Grow the softest of women so fine
And the flowers are all dripping with honey
There lives Martha, a true love of mine

Bonnie Martha, you’re the first girl I courted
You’re the one put my heart in a snare
And if ever I should lose you to another
I will leave my Kellswater so fair

For this one and that one may court her
But no other can take her from me
For I love her as I love my Kellswater
Like the primrose is loved by the bee

Here’s a health to you, bonnie Kellswater
For it’s there you’ll find the pleasures of life
And it’s there you’ll find fishing and farming
And a bonnie wee girl for your wife

Antrim 1

Songs of Antrim


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County

Antrim

Song Themes

Irish women

Songwriter