Blarney Roses

Lyrics

Chorus
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?
Some say down in Limerick Town and more say in Mayo
Somewhere in the Emerald Isle of this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?

‘Twas over in old Ireland near the town of Cushendall
One morn I met a damsel there, the fairest of them all
‘Twas with my young affections and my money she did go
She told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

Her cheeks were like the roses, her hair a raven hue
Before that she was done with me, she had me raving too
She left me sorely stranded, not a coin she left you know
She told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow
chorus

They’ve roses in Killarney and the same in County Clare
But ‘pon my word, the Blarney rose I can’t see anywhere
She blarneyed me and by the powers she left me broke ho ho
She told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow
chorus

Acushla gra-machree me boys, she murmured soft did she
If you belong to Ireland then yourself belongs to me
Her Donegal come-all ye brogue, it captured me you know
Bad scram to her and that same place where Blarney Roses grow
chorus

Cork 1

Songs of Cork


Notes

Not all rakes and rogues are men, and not all men are rakes and rogues.

 



County

Cork

Song Themes

Rake and rogues

Songwriter