Carlow maid

Lyrics

In Carlow town there lived a maid, more sweet that flowers at daybreak
Their vows contending lovers paid, but none of marriage dared speak
Still with a sigh, ‘twas ‘O! I die, each day my passion stronger’
When sprightly Nancy then did say, ‘You’ll die, dear sir, the Irish way
To live a little longer’

At length, grown jealous, Venus cries, ‘This pride’s beyond all bearing’
And quickly sent Mars from the skies in form of Captain Dearing
Then with a sigh, ‘twas ‘O! I die’ the god found passion stronger
As sprightly Nancy then did say, ‘You’ll die, dear sir, the Irish way
To live a little longer’

Like hero bold, well armed, he pressed and quickly saw by Nancy
The snow was thawed within her breast, the soldier caught her fancy
With downcast eye, she heaved a sigh, she found her passion stronger
As sprightly Nancy then did say, ‘You’ll die, dear sir, the Irish way
To live a little longer’


Notes



County

Carlow

Song Themes

Irish women

Songwriter

J M Crofts