Road To Ballybay

Lyrics

Is this the road to Ballybay ?
Says I to Miss Magee
You’re leaving it behind you
Says Mary Anne to me
So I turned and walked beside her
And ’tis only fair to say
It was very pleasant walking
On the road to Ballybay

Ballybay, Ballybay
’twas a dark and wintery day
But the sun was surely shining
On the road to Ballybay

Is this the road to fame and wealth ?
Says I to Miss Magee
You’ve got the brains, you’ve got the health
Says Mary Anne to me
But still I want a comrade
To praise me and to blame
And keep me from the traps that’s laid
Upon the road to fame

Ballybay, Ballybay
No man could go astray
With a guide like her beside him
On the road to Ballybay

Is this the road to paradise
Says I to Miss Magee
I’m thinking that it might be
Says Mary Anne to me
I saw the love light leaping
In a pair of roguish eyes
And I knew we two were stepping
On the road to paradise

Ballybay, Ballybay
The birds are far away
But our hearts they sang together
On the road to Ballybay


Notes

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Song Clip


County

Monaghan

Song Themes

Love and romance

Songwriter

Percy French