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Star of the County Down

Traditional Irish

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Near to Bainbridge town in the county down one morning in July
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Down the wild boreen came a sweet Colleen and she smiled as she passed me by.
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She looked so sweet from her two white feet to the sheen of her nut-brown hair.
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Sure the coaxing elf I'd to shake meself to make sure I was standing there.
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From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town;
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No Maid I've seen like the sweet Colleen that I met in the county down.
 
As she onward sped, sure I shook me head and I gazed with a feeling quare; 
And I said, says I, to a passer-by, who's the maid with the nut-brown hair? 
He smiled at me and with pride says he, that's the gem of Irelands crown. 
She's young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann, she's the star of the County Down. 
From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town; 
No Maid I've seen like the sweet Colleen that I met in the county down. 
 
She'd a soft brown eye and a look so sly and a smile like the rose in June; 
And you held each note from her lily-white throat, as she lilted an Irish tune. 
At the pattern dance you were in trance as she tripped through a jig or reel. 
When her eyes she'd roll, she would lift soul - As your heart she would likely steal. 
From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town; 
No Maid I've seen like the sweet Colleen that I met in the county down. 
 
At the harvest fair she'll be surely there and I'll dress my Sunday clothes. 
With my shoes shon' bright and my hat cocked right for a smile from the nut-brown Rose. 
No pipe I smoke, no horse I'll yoke, let my plough with the rust turn brown; 
'Til a smiling bride by my own fireside sits the star of the County Down. 
From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town; 
No Maid I've seen like the sweet Colleen that I met in the county down. 


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