Red is the rose, song

Cornelius McEleney, singing in English
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Lyrics

Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any

Come over the hills my bonnie Irish lass
Come over the hills to your darling
You choose the rose love, and I'll make the vow
That I'll be your true love forever

Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any

Was down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
The moon and the stars they were shining
The moon shone it's rays on her locks of golden hair
And she swore she'd be my love forever

Red is the rose that that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any

It's not for the parting that my sister pains
It's not for the grief of my mother
It's all for the loss of my bonnie Irish lass
That my heart is broken forever

Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any
Yes, my love is fairer than any