|'Tis pretty to be in Ballinderry,|
Pretty to be in Aghalee
'Tis prettier to be on bonny Ram's Island
A-sitting forever beneath a tree.
|: Ochone, ochone. :|
2. For often I sailed to bonny Ram's Island,
3. "I'm going," he said, "from bonny Ram's Island|
Out and across the deep blue sea,
And if in your heart you love me, Mary,
Open your arms at last to me."
4. 'Twas pretty to be in Ballinderry