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"I wish I was in Carrickfergus" is the title of a traditional Irish ballad sung by Grace Burgess in Episode 1.1. She sang this song to Harry Fenton in order to convince him that she was a worthy candidate of the job of a barmaid at The Garrison Pub. The lyrics are as follows:

“…I wish I was in Carrickfergus

Only for nights in Ballygrant

I would swim over the deepest ocean

The deepest ocean, my love to find

My boyhood friends and my own relations

Have all passed on now like the melting snow…”