RED IS THE ROSE
Come over the hill me boney Irish lass
Come over the hill to your darlin'
You choosed the wonder but I'll take the rock
And I'll be your true love forever.
Red is the Rose be yonder garden grows
And fair is the lily of the vally
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But me love is fairer than any.
't was down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
And the moon and the stars they were shinin'
The moon shone it's rays on her locks of golden hair
And she swore she'd be me love for ever.
It's not for the party that me sister pains
And it's not for the grief of me mother
It's all for the loss of me bonnie Irish lass
That me heart is breaking for ever.
Note:this is a simple love song. The air is that of 'Loch Lomond'.