Red is the rose Tom Lenihan Knockbrack, Miltown Malbay recorded in singer"s home, march 1988 Carroll Mackenzie collection


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"Twas under by Killarney"s environment-friendly vales ns did stray, The moon and the stars they to be shining. The moon it shone same in she head of gold hair and also she vowed she"d be my love forever.

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Chorus: because that red is the climbed that in yonder garden grows, and also fair are the lilies the the valleys. And clear is the water that circulation from the Boyne, yet my love is fairer than any.

"Twas down by Killarney"s green vales ns did stray, The moon and the stars they to be shining. The moon it shone fair on she head of gold hair and she vowed she"d it is in my love forever.

Chorus: for red is the rose that in yonder garden grows, and also fair space the lilies that the valleys. And also clear is the water that flow from the Boyne, but my love is fairer 보다 any.

‘Tis not for the parting of mine sister Kate, ‘Tis no for the loss of my mother. But ‘tis all for the loss of mine bonny ireland lass, who is leave old Ireland because that ever.

Chorus: because that red is the increased that in yonder garden grows, and also fair are the lilies the the valleys. And clear is the water that flow from the Boyne, however my love is fairer 보다 any.

“This is regularly referred to together a timeless Irish song though that does not appear on any indexes as such; the is really popular with plenty of Irish singers. Over there are numerous versions, every coinciding v Tom’s text, an ext or less; the wait is invariably that linked with the Scottish song, Loch Lomond. Two further instances from ireland American singers:

Red is the increased (A) Red is the climbed that in yonder garden grows Fair is the lily the the sink Clear is the water that flows in yonder stream and also my love, that is fairer 보다 any.

Over the Mountain, and down into the Glen, to a tiny Irish Cot in the Valley where the Thrush and also the Linnett song their ditties and also their songs and also my love leaning over the fifty percent door

Down by the sea shore, ~ above a cool summers eve, with the wind blowing over the heather, Oh, the moon that shone fair, with her subject of gold hair and also she vowed she would love me forever

It’s not for parting v my sister Kate, It’s no for the lose of my Mother…. It’s every for the lose of my bonnie ireland lass the I’m Leaving mine homeland forever.

Red is the climbed (B) Come end the hills, mine bonnie irish lass Come end the hills to your darling You select the rose, love, and also I’ll make the vow and I’ll be her true love forever.

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Chorus Red is the climbed that in yonder garden grow Fair is the lily the the sink Clear is the water that flows native the Boyne but my love is fairer than any.

‘Twas under by Killarney’s green woods that us strayed once the moon and the stars they to be shining The moon shone its beam on she locks of golden hair and she swore she’d it is in my love forever. Chorus

It’s no for the parting the my sister pains It’s no for the grief that my mother ‘Tis all for the ns of mine bonny irish lass that my love is break forever. Chorus.” Jim Carroll