Lough Erne’s shore, song

Jim MacFarland, singing in English
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One morning as I went a-fowling
Bright Phoebus adorned the plains
‘Twas down by the shores of Lough Erne
I met with this wonderful dame
Her voice was so sweet and so charming
These beautiful notes she did sing
And the innocent fowl of the forest
Their love unto her they did bring

It being the first time that I met her
My heart it did leap with surprise
I thought that she could be no mortal
But an angel that fell from the skies
Her hair it resembled gold tresses
Her skin was as white as the snow
And her lips were as red as the roses
That bloom around Lough Erne's shore

When I found that my love was eloping
These words unto her I did say
Oh take me to your habitation
For cupid has led me astray
Forever I’ll keep the commandments
They say that it is the best plan
Fair maids who do yield to men's pleasures
The scriptures do say that they’re wrong

Oh Mary don't accuse me of weakness
For treachery I would disown
I would make you a maiden of honour
If with me this night you'd come home
Had I the lamp of great Aladdin
His rings and his genie what’s more
I would part with them all for to gain you
And live around Lough Erne's shore