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Digital Tradition, stardown
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X:2287 T:Star Of The County Down, The O:ireland C:Trad. S:Digital Tradition, stardown B:From The First Book of Irish Ballads, Daniel O'Keeffe Z:dt:stardown M:4/4 L:1/8 Q:1/4=160 W:Near to Banbridge Town, in the County Down W:One morning in July, W:Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen, W:And she smiled as she passed me by; W:Oh, she looked so neat from her two white feet W:To the sheen of her nut-brown hair, W:Sure the coaxing elf, I'd to shake myself W:To make sure I was standing there W: W: Chorus: W: Oh, from Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay, W: And from Galway to Dublin town, W: No maid I've seen like the brown colleen W: That I met in the County Down. W: W:As she onward sped I shook my head W:And I gazed with a feeling quare, W:And I said, says I, to a passer-by, W:"Who's the maid with the nut-brown hair" W:Oh, he smiled at me, and with pride says he, W:"That's the gem of Ireland's crown, W:She's young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann, W:She's the Star of the County Down." W: W:I've travelled a bit, but never was hit W:Since my roving career began; W:But fair and square I surrendered there W:To the charms of young Rose McCann. W:I'd a heart to let and no tenant yet W:Did I meet with in shawl or gown, W:But in she went and I asked no rent W:From the Star of the County Down. W: W:At the crossroads fair I'll be surely there W:And I'll dress in my Sunday clothes W:And I'll try sheep's eyes, and deludhering lies W:On the heart of the nut-brown Rose. W:No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke W:Though with rust my plow turns brown, W:Till a smiling bride by my own fireside W:Sits the Star of the County Down. K:C Bd|"Em"e2 e2 e2 de|"G"g2 g2 "D"a2 ga|"Em"b2 ag e2 dB|"D"d6 Bd|\ "Em"e2 e2 e2 de|"G"g2 g2 "D"a2 ga|"Em"b2 ag "D"e2 d2|"Em"e6 bb| "G"d'2 b2 b2 ag|"D"a2 a2 "G"a2 ga|"Em"b2 ag e2 dB|"D"d6 Bd|\ "Em"e2 e2 e2 de|"G"g2 g2 "D"a2 ga|"Em"b2 ag "D"e2 d2|"Em"e6||
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