Sweet girls of Derry

Lyrics

Och, the sweet girls of Derry
Are comely and merry
They have lips like the cherry
And teeth like the snow
But ’tis not in nature
To dwell on each feature
That every sweet creature
In Derry can show
Ochone, so pleasant and merry
They’re quite captivating
The sweet girls of Derry

What can I compare to
Their soft silken hair too
It wouldn’t be fair to
Thus rival the crow
And Och, ‘neath its creeping
What fair necks were peeping
Besides all in keeping
A freckle or so
Ochone, so charming and merry
They bothered me quite
Did the sweet girls of Derry

To see their eyes glitter
It made my heart twitter
But their frown, Och, it’s bitter
When clouded their brows
Then their dear little noses
Seem made to smell posies
And their breath shames the rose’s
‘Tis sweet as the cow’s
Ochone, so comely and merry
They’re quite captivating
The sweet girls of Derry

So sweet too each voice is
Its music so choice is
My heart still rejoices
To think of the strain
And to show how they bind me
I left them behind me
But soon they shall find me
In Derry again
Ochone, so pleasant and merry
I’d live till I die for
The sweet girls of Derry


Notes

Written by J. E. Carpenter


Song Clip


County

Derry

Song Themes

Irish women

Songwriter