Kitty Of Coleraine

Album: Best of Ireland (1810)

Songfacts®:

  • "Kitty Of Coleraine" is a famous Irish folk song which is believed to have been written as a poem by Edward Lysaght (1763-1810). A barrister by profession, he was also a songwriter and noted wit.
  • The song appears to have first been published c1810 by Major's Wholesale Music Warehouse of London. The words (attributed to Lysaght) were published in the May 1887 issue of Harper's New Monthly Magazine with illustrations. It has appeared in print many times since, including an arrangement for chorus by Harry Edward Piggott, published by J. Curwen of London and G. Schirmer of New York in 1962. It has obviously also been recorded many times, and (indirectly) inspired the song "Red Sails In The Sunset." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2

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