Sweet lovely vale of Adare

Lyrics

Oh, the vales of old Ireland are pleasant to see
With their streams and their woodlands so rare
If there’s one hallowed spot that is dearest to me
’Tis the lovely green vale of Adare
For ’tis there I first met you dear Nora asthore
With a heart free from sorrow and care
And we vowed that we never would part any more
In the sweet lovely vale of Adare

Chorus
For that dear hallowed spot that I so long to view
Oh, ’tis oft that my soul breathes a prayer
For ’tis there, Nora darling that first I met you
In the sweet lovely vale of Adare

In old Limerick county there’s many a scene
With a beauty that few can compare
But of all her rich landscape, the fairest I seen
Is the lovely green vale of Adare
For the songs of Kincora may boast of its fame
Both in song and in history rare
But my heart leaps with joy when I hear that dear name
Of the sweet lovely vale of Adare
Chorus

And tho’ we are parted, ’tis many a year
All alone on life’s journey I fare
’Tis in silence I wept for you many a tear
On the sweet lovely vale of Adare
For true love remembers as time passes on
In a heart full of sorrow and care
And I sigh for those pure fleeting joys that are gone
For the sweet lovely vale of Adare
Chorus

Limerick 1

Songs of Limerick


Notes



County

Limerick

Song Themes

Nostalgia

Songwriter

J M Crofts