Star of the County Down - Traditional

    Near to Bambridge in the County Down
    One morning in July,
    Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen
    And she smiled as she passed me by.
    Oh. she looked so neat in her two white feet
    To the sheen on her nut brown hair
    Sure the coaxing elf, I'd to shake myself
    To make sure I was standing there.

    From Bantry Bay up to Dublin Quay
    And from Galway to Dublin Town
    No maid I've seen like the brown colleen
    That I met in the County Down.

    As she onward sped. I shook my head
    And I gazed with a feeling queer
    And I says I to a passer-by
    "Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?"
    Oh. he smiled at me and with pride says he
    "That's the gem of Ireland's Crown,
    That's young Rosie McAnn from the banks of the Barn
    She's the Star of the County Down."

    [Repeat Chorus]

    In the Harvest Fair, she will surely be there
    So I'll dress in my best Sunday clothes.
    With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right
    For a smile from the nut brown Rose.
    No pipe I'll smoke. no ox I'll yoke
    Till my plow turns a rust golden brown
    And a-smilin' bright by my own fireside light
    is the Star of the County Down.

    [Repeat Chorus]

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