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The cabin with the roses round the door, song / James McEleney, singing in English

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Oh the light is fading fast and I’m thinking of the past
As I sit here with my darling by my side
She’s an old and wrinkled maid but I love her just the same
As the sunny day she first was my bride.

I think I see her now with that smile upon her brow
When she vowed she’d be mine forever more
I’d no land nor pastures wide but I took her home with pride
To the cabin with the roses round the door.

Oh that dear old cabin my own old cabin
It’s my home upon my native shore
I have lived and I will die I will give my latest sigh
In the cabin with the roses round the door.

Light hearted did I toil and I found the grateful soil
Giving back for my work a hundred fold
I’d enough and I could spare for the poor a tiny share
So I envied not the planter and his gold.

Still to bear our grief resignation brings relief
But it’s hard when bitterness takes o’er
And we both were sorely tried when our little darling died
In our cabin with the roses round the door.

Oh that dear old cabin it’s my old cabin
It’s my home upon my native shore
I have lived and I will die I will give my latest sigh
In the cabin with the roses round the door.

But still we journey on all the boys and girls are gone
To the cities ‘mid the bustle and the strife
And they left us here alone in the cabin that’s our own
Where patiently we wait the close of life.

To each other one and all some sweet story we recall
Of the dear little one that’s gone before
And we’re happy still we know that we soon must go
From the cabin with the roses round the door.

Oh that dear old cabin it’s my old cabin
It’s my home upon my native shore
I have lived and I will die I will give my latest sigh
In the cabin with the roses round the door.

The cabin with the roses round the door, song / James McEleney, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:499-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: James McEleney
Title:The cabin with the roses round the door [sound recording] / James McEleney, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Publisher:The accident prone Mexican ; and other songs
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:18 August 1992
Copyright:Perfomer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description: 1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 71
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:11511
Related Material: The accident prone Mexican ; and other songs in Playlists
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