Wild flower of the Laune

Lyrics

Let Killarney have their Lily, and Tralee the lovely Rose
There’s a flower more dear to me, than in the wildwood grows
She’s fairer far than any star, she’s the jewel in Kerry’s crown
The pride of Erin’s garden is my wild flower of the Laune

Chorus
She’s fairer far than any star, she’s the jewel in Kerry’s crown
The pride of Erin’s garden is my wild flower of the Laune

I met her on the road to Puck when I was twenty-two,
She said “Young man, one favour, I’m going to ask of you
As you stroll the streets with your ballad sheets, thro’ the fair of great renown
Will you dance a set with the girl you met, your wild flower of the Laune?”
Chorus

We sang and danced three days and nights, to the minstrels merry tune
We ate crubeens and drank black ale, but the scattering came too soon
The open road soon called on me to roam the country ’round
With my money spent, ’tis away I went, from my wild flower of the Laune
Chorus

Now the lily loses luster and the bloom departs the rose
A star will just come out at night and for a brief time glows
Our blossom rare blooms ever there all in her flowery gown
She dwell beside that rippling tide, my wild flower of the Laune
Chorus

But by luck and chance at the harvest dance, our paths did crossed once more
We pledged our love ‘neath the stars above as we kissed down by the shore
The wedding bells did soon ring out and now we’re settled down
Besides these banks where I give God thanks for my wild flower of the Laune
Chorus


Notes

Written by Peter Joy and Myles Coffey


Song Clip


County

Kerry

Song Themes

Irish women

Songwriter