My lovely Irish rose, song

Theresa Robinson, singing in English
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A winding river winds its way close to to an Irish home
It mingles with Trá Beg bay where flows the Atlantic Foam
'Twas in a cot close to a spot where the river gently flows
That I bade farewell to my own dear girl my lovely Irish Rose.

Old Carn fair beyond compare I never shall forget
Old Carn fair beyond compare I think I see it yet
We sailed away from Moville bay just at the evening close
On a summer's nights with my heart's delight from my lovely Irish Rose.

The stranger’s land is fair to see the strangers too are kind
But sure there’s none that can compare with the girl I left behind
I’d rather stray by the old mill bray just at the evening close
On a summer’s night with my heart’s delight my lovely Irish rose.

Oh Mary dear I'm lonely here without you all the while
I miss your laughing words of cheer I miss your Irish smile
Before I go to sleep at night before my eye I close
I pray that God may guide you right my lovely Irish Rose.

see also   My lovely Irish rose / Kathleen McGonigle