The Banks of the Bann
|When first to this country as a stranger I came|
I placed my affection on a comely young dame
She being warm and tender, her waist small and slender
Kind Nature had formed her for my overthrow.
2. On the banks of Bann water, where I first beheld her
3. It was her cruel parents that first caused our variance
|4. My name is Delaney, its a name that wont shame me|
And if I had saved money I'd have plenty in store
But drinking and courting, night rambling and sporting
Were the cause of my ruin and absence from home.
5. Had I all the money that's in the West Indies
6. And now that I've found her I'm contented forever