Mary of Lough Erne's shore

Lyrics

The sun was setting behind the mountain
The dew was falling upon the leaves
And I was seated beside a fountain
And a feathered songster sang on a tree
With love and blessings, his notes were sounding
Made me reminded of days of o’er
Where in a bower, I plucked a flower
And dreamt of Edward on Lough Erne’s Shore

The cuckoo’s notes in the air resounding
Appeal to feeling and pleases the ear
And every note is a bliss abounding
Here in the valley if he were here
Each step I take by the winding river
Where we once rambled in days of o’er
Reminds me of my banished Edward
And makes me lonely on Lough Erne’s Shore

A crop of sorrow, my heart is reaping
My rose has faded and my hope decayed
And in the night time when all are sleeping
Awake I lie weeping till the break of day
For woe has wed me, delight has fled me
Why did you leave me, my love a stór
But luck compelled it and banished Edward
And now I am lonely on Lough Erne’s Shore

Oh could I move like the moon o’er the ocean
I would send a sigh o’er the distant deep
Or could I move like a bird in motion
By Edward’s side, I would ever keep
I would gently sooth him, with songs amuse him
I would gently sooth him and he would sigh no more
And seven years would soon pass over
And we’d both live happy on Lough Erne’s Shore


Notes


Song Clip


County

Fermanagh

Song Themes

Love and romance

Songwriter