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Star of the County Down
Limerick Rake
Raglan Road
Molly Malone
Dirty Old Town
Fiddler’s Green
Grace
Spancil Hill
Only Our Rivers
Black Velvet Band
Foggy Dew
Fields of Athenry
Whiskey in the Jar

Star of the County Down

Near Banbridge Town in the County Down
One morning in July
Down a boreen green
Came a sweet colleen
And she smiled as she passed me by.
She looked so sweet
From her two white feet
To the sheen of her nut-brown hair
Such a coaxing elf, I’d shake myself
To make sure I was standing there.

Chorus:: From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay
And from Galway to Dublin town
No maid I’ve seen like the sweet colleen
Is the Star of the County Down.

She’s a soft brown eye and a look so sly
And a smile like a rose in June
And you hung on each note
From her lily white throat
As she lilted an Irish tune.
At the pattern dance,
You were held in a trance
As she tripped through a reel or a jig
When her eyes she’d roll,
She’d coax upon my soul
A spud from a hungry pig.

Chorus

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

Chorus

At the crossroads fair I’d surely be there
And I’d dance in my Sunday clothes
And I’d try sheep’s eye, and delithering lies
On the heart of the nut-brown rose.
No pipe I’d smoke, no horse I’d yoke
Though my plough
With the rust turns brown
Till a smiling bride by my own fireside
Sits the star of the County Down.

Chorus

—-Traditional

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