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My Love Wears the Tarry Trousers

My love wears the tarry trousers, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English

My love wears the tarry trousers, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English

My love wears the tarry trousers
My love wears the jacket blue
My love sails on another ocean
So young man, away with you

Why do you die so much on beauty?
It’s a flower that’ll soon decay
Like the rose that blooms in summer
When winter comes it dies away.

Db Item A38 Musictr
Db Item A38 Musictr

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Notes from Hugh Shields

Eddie Butcher sang this in Magilligan in 1964 [ITMA CID 55168]. The sound file used here is taken from a RTÉ July 1967 broadcast (“Shamrock rose and thistle”, presented by Hugh Shields, the songs sung by Eddie Butcher.  Shields Index 393.