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Bm130-StarOfTheCountyDown

 
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byJavolenus
length3:34
BPM130
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Trad. Irish folk song. Recorded on an acoustic guitar with signal processing added and a vst-drum track. Lyrics are:

1. Near Banbridge town, in the County Down
One morning in July
Down a bóithrín green came a sweet cailín
And she smiled as she passed me by.
Oh she looked so sweet from her two bare feet
To the sheen of her nut-brown hair
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself
To be sure I was really there.
*
Chorus:
From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay
From Galway to Dublin town
No maid I seen like the sweet cailín
That I met in the County Down.
*
2. As she onward sped I shook my head
And I gazed with a feeling rare
And I said, says I, to a passerby
“Who’s the maid with the nut-brown hair?”
He smiled at me, and with pride says he,
“That’s the gem of Ireland’s crown.
Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann
She’s the star of the County Down.”

Chorus

3. I travelled a bit, but never was hit
Since my roving career began
But fair and square I surrendered there
To the charms of Rose McCann.
I’d a heart to let and no tenant yet
Did I meet with in shawl or gown
But in she went and I asked no rent
From the star of the County Down.

Chorus

4. At the crossroads fair I’ll be surely there
And I’ll dress in my Sunday clothes
And I’ll try sheep’s eyes, and deludhering lies
On the heart of the nut-brown rose.
No pipe I’ll smoke, no horse I’ll yoke
Though with rust my plow turns brown
Till a smiling bride by my own fireside
Sits the star of the County Down.

Chorus
 

"Bm130-StarOfTheCountyDown"
by Javolenus

2012 - Licensed under
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