My beauty of Limerick

Lyrics

I sing of my loved ones, an idol to me
Though parted we are by the deep rolling sea
My thoughts gladly wander to Erin’s green shore
Where dwells my sweet treasure, mavourneen a-stór
By the side of the brooklet, a clear running stream
I fancy I see her, my cushla mo chroí
Oh, there’s no girl more fairer nor lovelier than she
My beauty of Limerick, acushla mo chroí

I sigh when I think of our farewell good bye
You strove for to keep the sad tear from your eye
Poor Paddy, God save you, and send you safe home
The heart that is melting for you all alone
Sure don’t I remember the promise I gave
I’d go back to old Ireland when money I’d save
Oh, there’s no girl more fairer nor lovelier than she
My beauty of Limerick, acushla mo chroí

I place ‘neath my pillow at night when I sleep
A sweet little token she gave me to keep
A wee bit of ribbon she took from her hair
No King has a jewel more precious or rare
In the morn when awakened, I press to my heart
My colleen’s last gift, with it never I’ll part
It comes from the fairest, the loveliest to me
My beauty of Limerick, acushla mo chroí

Limerick 1

Songs of Limerick


Notes



County

Limerick

Song Themes

Emigration

Songwriter