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Star of the County Down

Performed by: Sir Iawen Penn
Place/Gathering : Tournaments of Creathorne
Date: May 1016 (hired)
Original by/Sung to: A Filk from an Irish Ballad
"The Star Of The County Down"

From Chim'ron Town in the County Down
One morning last July,
Wearing kelly green came a sweet colleen
And she smiled as she passed me by.
She looked so sweet from her two bare feet
To the sheen of her nut brown hair
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself
For to see I was really there.

From courtyard gay into market day
From King's Seat to Chim'ron Town
No maid I've seen like the fair colleen
That I met in the County Down

As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head,
And I looked with a feelin' rare,
And I says, says I, to a passer-by,
"Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?
He smiled at me and he says, says he,
"That's the gem of Chim'ron's crown.
Young Rosie McCann from the banks made of sand,
She's the star of the County Down."


The Harvest Fair she'll be surely there
And I'll dress in my kelly clothes,
With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right
For a smile from my nut brown rose.
No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke
Till my plough turns rust-coloured brown.
Till my smiling bride by my own fireside
Sits the star of the County Down.

Created by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 09-28-16 07:52 PM
Last Modified by Janna Oakfellow-Pushee at 09-28-16 07:52 PM