Lovely rose of Clare

Lyrics

CHORUS
Oh, my lovely rose of Clare
You’re the sweetest girl I know
The queen of all the roses
And the pretty flowers that grow
You are the sunshine of my life
So beautiful and fair
And I will always love you
My lovely rose of Clare

The sun it shines out like a jewel
On the lovely hills of Clare
As I walked along with my sweet love
One evening at the fair
Her eyes they shone like silver streams
Her long and golden hair
And I have won the heart of one
My lovely rose of Clare
Chorus

As we walked down by the riverbank
Watched the Shannon flowing by
And listening to the nightingale
Sing songs for you and I
And to bid farewell
To all so true and fair
For I have won the heart of one
My lovely rose of Clare
Chorus

Clare 1

Songs of Clare


Notes

This song is often ascribed to Chris Ball from Ennis.  However, this is contradicted on YouTube by Liam Naughten, who claims the song was originally written by his great grand uncle, Ian Reidy, and given to a different Chris Ball in England.  Enlightenment please ?

 


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County

Clare

Song Themes

Irish women

Songwriter