The Ballad Archive

A collection of mainly Irish song lyrics. You will also find plenty of Scottish and some English, American and Australian lyrics too. Online since 1996.

Annie Laurie

Maxwellton braes are bonnie Where early fa’s the dew And it’s there that Annie…

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Aon Focal Eile

When I was just a little lad I used to go to school I’d…

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Ar Fol Lol Lol O

Ar fol lol lol o horo, ar fol lol lol ay Ar fol lol…

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Are Ye Right There Michael

You may talk of Columbus’s sailing Across the Atlantical Sea But he never tried…

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Are Ye Sleeping Maggie

Mirk and rainy is the nicht There’s no’ a staum in a’ the carry…

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Arkle

It happened in the spring-time of the year of sixty four When Englishmen were…

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Arthur McBride

I had a first cousin called Arthur McBride He and I took a stroll…

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Arthur McBride And The Sergeant

Oh, me and my cousin, one Arthur McBride As we went a-walking down by…

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As I Roved Out

As I roved out on a May morning On a May morning right early…

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Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be…

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