Our protagonist sails to Moville in the county of Donegal – almost at the northern tip of Ireland to watch the races. While there he meets Mary, ‘the star of Moville’ and emboldened by whiskey he talks to her and buys her a drink – but then she rejects him and he sails home… The singing of Len Graham is wonderful!
Find out about the song’s origin here.
Call my romantic, call me soft-hearted, but in winter and particularly around Christmas I often think of those who are busy at sea, carrying the world’s goods or fishing, or protecting their homelands in hostile often bitterly cold and difficult conditions.
Tough men, they must be, and to go with that thought, here’s a tough little song performed by diamond Hull geezer Mike Waterson.