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Star Of The County Down

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By: Irish traditional[1]


Em G D Em D
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G D Em D
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Em G D Em D
In Banbridge Town in the County Down one morning last July
Em G D Em D Em
From a boreen green came a sweet colleen and she smiled as she passed me by
 
G D Em D
She looked so sweet from her two bare feet to the sheen of her nut brown hair
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Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself for to see I was really there
 
Chorus
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From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town
Em G D Em D Em
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen that I met in the County Down
 
Em G D Em D
As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head and I looked with a feeling rare,
Em G D Em D Em
And I says, says I, to a passer-by, "Whose the maid with the nut brown hair"?
 
G D Em D
He smiled at me and he says, says he, "That's the gem of Ireland's crown
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It's Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann, she's the star of the County Down"
 
Chorus
 
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I've travelled a bit, but never was hit since my roving career began
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But fair and square I surrendered there to the charms of young Rose McCann
 
G D Em D
I'd a heart to let and no tenant yet did I meet with in shawl or gown
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But in she went and I asked no rent from the star of the County Down
 
Chorus
 
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At the harvest fair she'll be surely there and I'll dress in my Sunday clothes,
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With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right for a smile from my nut brown rose
 
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No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke till my plough turns rust coloured brown
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Till a smiling bride, by my own fireside sits the star of the County Down
 
Chorus

Created 2009 Sep 15 01:27

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2010 Jun 19 05:45

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