Bridget Donaghue

Lyrics

‘Twas in the County Kerry, a little ways from Clare
Where the boys and girls are merry at the pattern dance so fair
The town is called Killorglin, a pretty place to view
But the thing that makes it interesting is my Bridget Donaghue

Chorus
Oh Bridget Donaghue, I really do love you
Although I’m in America, to you I will be true
And Bridget Donaghue, I’ll tell you what we’ll do
Just take the name of Patterson and I’ll take Donaghue

Her father is a farmer, a decent man is he
And he’s loved and well-respected from Killorglin to Tralee
And Bridget on a Sunday when coming home from mass
She’s admired by all the people, sure they wait to see her pass
Chorus

I sent my love a picture, I did upon my word
Not a picture of myself, but ’twas a picture of a bird
It was the Yankee Eagle, says I, “Miss Donaghue
This eagle’s wings are large enough to shelter me and you”
Chorus


Notes


Song Clip


County

Kerry

Song Themes

Love and romance

Songwriter

Johnny Patterson