Francis Carlin: Beyond Rathkelly

Beyond Rathkelly

Francis Carlin

As I went over the Far Hill,    Just beyond Rathkelly,    — Och, to be on the Far Hill    O'er Newtonstewart Town! As I went over the Far Hill    With Marget's daughter Nellie, The night was up and the moon was out,    And a star was falling down.
As I went over the Far Hill,    Just beyond Rathkelly,    — Och, to be on the Far Hill    Above the Bridge o' Moyle! As I went over the Far Hill,    With Marget's daughter Nellie, I made a wish before the star    Had fallen in the Foyle.
As I went over the Far Hill,    Just beyond Rathkelly,    — Och, to be on the Far Hill    With the hopes that I had then! As I went over the Far Hill,    I wished for little Nellie, And if a star were falling now    I'd wish for her again.