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    "Star Of The County Down" Lyrics

    The High Kings

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    Near Banbridge town, in the County Down
    One evening last July
    Down a bóithrín green came a sweet cailín
    And she smiled as she passed me by.
    She looked so neat in her two bare feet
    To the sheen of her nut-brown hair
    Such a coaxing elf, I'd to shake myself
    To make sure I was standing there.

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    That I met in the County Down.

    As she onward sped I shook my head
    And I gazed with a feeling queer
    And I said, says I, to a passerby
    "Who's your one with the nut-brown hair?"
    He smiled at me, and with pride says he,
    "She's the gem of old Ireland's crown.
    Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann
    And the star of the County Down."

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    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 auburn throat,
    as she lilted lamenting tunes
    At the pattern dance you'd be in trance
    as she skipped through a jig or reel
    When her eyes she'd roll, as she'd lift soul
    And your heart she would likely steal

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    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 hat cocked right and my shoes shon bright
    for a smile from the nut-brown Rose
    No horse I'll yoke, or pipe I smoke,
    'til the rust in my plough turn brown
    And a smiling bride by my own fireside
    sits the star of the County Down

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    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 auburn throat,
    as she lilted lamenting tunes
    At the pattern dance you'd be in trance
    as she skipped through a jig or reel
    When her eyes she'd roll, as she'd lift soul
    And your heart she would likely steal

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    That I met in the County Down.

    Near Banbridge town, in the County Down
    One evening last July
    Down a bóithrín green came a sweet cailín
    And she smiled as she passed me by.
    She looked so neat in her two bare feet
    To the sheen of her nut-brown hair
    Such a coaxing elf, I'd to shake myself
    To make sure I was standing there.

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    That I met in the County Down.

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    That I met in the County Down.

    From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay
    From Galway to Dublin town
    No maid I've seen like the fair cailín
    That I met in the County Down.
    This song was submitted on April 28th, 2011 and last modified on March 23rd, 2012.
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