Friday, July 10, 2020

ALLISON MOORER Carrickfergus

As I see it, this song is about a person in Ireland languishing for his/her love across the sea in Scotland.
       "Only for nights in Ballygrand"   this I guess is the place where they had their love trysts.
             All his old friends (happy times) are dead and gone.
             "Soft is the grass & my bed is free." A place to lie down and die.
                In Killkenny you can find black headstones... which he'll need soon.  "I am sick now and my days are numbered.

"Soft is the grass - my bed is free."   

A very moving song

also sung by Loudon Wainwright III

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