Local Sea Songs

Rathlin Island –¬† Brian Connors
Local Myths & Folklore
Sailing southwards from Rathlin Island
Past Fair Head and by Murlough Bay
With a north wind to drive us homeward
What care we for the wind or spray

We’ve been fishing since morning early
When the sun first shone on the sea
We’ve a fine catch of lythe and glashan
Six wee codlings for Friday’s tea

Sailing southwards from Rathlin Island
Past Fair Head and by Murlough Bay
With a north wind to drive us homeward
What care we for the wind or spray

It’s a life for a man of freedom
With a good boat and trusty crew
And the sea is his realm and kingdom
With the wild seals and gannets too

Sailing southwards from Rathlin Island
Past Fair Head and by Murlough Bay
With a north wind to drive us homeward
What care we for the wind or spray

We’ll be home by the evening, surely
Down the coast and the ebbing tide
We’ll be greeted by Henry Andy
For a pint or two down in McBrides

Red Sails in the Sunset  РJimmy Kennedy

Sea Songs KaskelotRed sails in the sunset
Way out of the sea
Oh carry my love one
Home safely to me

She sailed at the dawning
Oh way out and blue
Red sails in the sunset
I’m counting on you

Red sails in the sunset
Way out of the sea
Oh carry my love one
Home safely to me

Sweet wind we must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We’ll marry tomorrow
And you’ll go sailing no more

Red sails in the sunset
Way out of the sea
Oh carry my love one
Home safely to me

Sweet wind we must borrow
Make straight for the shore
We’ll marry tomorrow
And she’ll go sailing no more

Red sails at the sunset
Way out of the sea
Oh carry my love one
Home safely to me
Oh carry my love one
Home safely to me