The blooming maid of Galway town, song

Grace Toland, singing in English
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As I roved out one evening fair to take the air o’er stream and hill
I met my true love on the way and with bursting joy my heart did fill
I took her kindly by the hand and we both sat down upon a stone
And it’s there I took many’s the fond fond look at the blooming maid of Galway town

I said dear lass it has come to pass that I must leave my native shore
It breaks my heart love from you to part you’re the blooming girl I do adore
But if it’s unto me you will prove kind and if fortune on my collar shines
'Tis I’ll return love with gold in store to the blooming maid of Galway town

She said dear John do not be afraid for unto you I will prove kind
No other man will gain my hand or other ways I would change my mind
May the heaven’s protect you night and day and keep you from all dangers kind
This will be the prayer of your Mary Anne 'til you return to Galway town

We both shook hands and I went on board and I parted from my heart's delight
And on the deck board I did stand sure I watched her while she was in sight
But it’s then that the dark clouds they arose and the setting sun came gently down
And it’s there I took my last fond look at the blooming maid of Galway town