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Red is the Rose (Lyrics)
Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows in yonder stream
and my love, it is fairer than any.
Over the Mountain, and down into the Glen
To a little Irish Cot in the Valley
Where the Thrush and the Linnett
Sing there Dittees and there songs
and my love leaning over the half door
Down by the sea shore,
on a cool summers eve,
with the wind blowing over the heather,
Oh, the moon it shone fair,
through her threads of golden hair
and she vowed she would love me forever
It's not for parting with my sister Kate,
It's not for the loss of my Mother....
It's all for the loss of my bonnie Irish lass
That I'm Leaving my homeland forever.