Traditional Songs

The songs on this list are in the public domain (written before 1922) or are still under copyright but have generally become accepted as part of the tradition by virtue of being passed around the world singer to singer and having been recorded numerous times and ways. If you have more information about any of these songs, please let us know.  Please cite sources if possible.

* Indicates songs recently added to Cantaria.

A Bhean A' Tí 
A Hundred Years Ago  
A Man's A Man For A' That  
A Stor Mo Chroi  
All Around My Hat
All For Me Grog
Amsterdam Maid  
Andrew Lammie
Ar Fa La La Low
Are Ye Sleepin Maggie
Arthur McBride 
Ash Grove
As I Roved Out (1)
As I Roved Out (2)
Auld Lang Syne
Babylon (round)
Back o' Reres Hill
Bandy Legged Barmaid
The Banks of the Lee
Barbara Allen
Barrack Street *
The Battle of Otterburn
Biddy Mulligan   
Black Velvet Band
Bold O'Donahue
Bonnie Glen Shee
Bonnie Lass of Fyvie

Bonnie Susie Cleland
Bonny Ship the Diamond
Botany Bay
Boys of Mullaghbawn, The  
Braes of Balquidder
Brian O'Lynn 
Broom of the Cowdenknowes  
The Burning of Auchindoun
Carrickfergus 
Castle of Dromore
Chandler's Wife, The
Clean Song
Colcannon (The Skillet Pot)
Come Out Ye Black and Tans
Courtin' In the Kitchen  
The Creel  
The Creggan White Hare
The Croppy Boy
Cruiscín Lán
Cuckoo's Nest
Curragh of Kildare
The Devil and the Old Woman
Dick Darby the Cobbler 
Do You Love An Apple
Down By the Glenside
Down the Moor and Among the Heather
The Dreadnaught
Drive the Cold Winter Away
Drummer Girl
Dumbarton's Drums
Easy and Slow
Finnegan's Wake
Foggy Dew, The
Flower of Sweet Strabane, The
Follow Me Up To Carlow 
Gallant Forty-Twa
The Galway Shawl
Gentleman Soldier
German Clockwinder
Get Up Jack! John Sit Down
Good People
The Granemore Hare
The Great Silkie
The Barley Mow
The Gallowa' Hills
The Golden Vanity  
Gypsy Rover
The Hare's Lament
Haul Away Joe
A Health to the Company
Highland Harry
Holy Ground
House Carpenter
The Humours of Whiskey
If I Was A Blackbird
I'll Tell My Ma 
In the Month of January
Isn't It Grand
Itches In Me Britches
Ye Jacobites
Jock o' Hazeldean
Johnny Cope  
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya
Johnny Jump Up
Keeper, The
Kerry Recruit
Lambs on the Green Hills, The  
Lancashire Lads
Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie
Let Mr. McGuire Sit Down
Leis A Lurighan 
Little Beggarman  
Loch Lomond
The Lusty Young Smith

Maid in a Garret
Maids When You're Young
Mairi's Wedding
Martinmas Time
Mary and the Soldier
Mary Mac
Mattie Groves
Melville Castle  
The Mermaid
The Minstrel Boy
Molly Malone
Mountain Dew
Mrs. McGraw (McGrath)
Muirsheen Durkin 
My Boy Willie
My Charming Edward Boyle   
My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
My Love's in Germanie
My Singing Bird  
Nancy's Whiskey  
Neainsín Bhán 
Nelson's Blood
Old Dun Cow
On the Banks of the Roses (v1)
On the Banks of Red Roses (v2 )  
Over the Mountain
P Stands for Paddy, I Suppose  *
Paddy's Lamentation  
The Parting Glass
Pat and the Donkey
Patrick Sheehan  
Pay Me My Money Down
Peace Round
Peg Leg Jack 
Peigin's Peadar
Pleasant and Delightful
Quare Bungle Rye
Raglan Road
Rantin' Rovin' Robin
Rare's Hill
Red is the Rose
Reilly's Daughter
Riddle Song, The
Rising of the Moon
Road to Dundee, The  
Rocky Road to Dublin, The
Roll Me Over  
Roll the Old Chariot Along
Sae Will We Yet
Sally Gardens
She Moved Through the Fair
Shule Aroon
Skye Boat Song
Slieve Gallion Braes
Spanish Ladies
Spencer the Rover 
Star of the County Down
Strike The Bell
South Australia
Susanna Martin
Ten Minutes Too Late
Three Jolly Coachmen
Three Score and Ten
Thug Mé Grá Duit 
Tooper and the Maid, The
Tramps and Hawkers
The Trees They Grow High 
Trumpeter of Fyvie, The
Twa Corbies
Twa Recruitin' Sergeants
The Unquiet Grave
The Verdant Braes of Screen
Westering Home
Whiskey in the Jar
Whiskey You're the Divil
Whup Jamboree
Wild Mountain Thyme
Wild Rover
The Work O' The Weavers 
You Rambling Boys of Pleasure  *