Gaeilge

The dewy glens of Yarrow, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Sure there dwelt a maiden in the north
You could scarcely define her manner
She was courted by nine noble lords
On the dewy glens of Yarrow

Those nine young lords they all drank wine
They all drank wine together
Till a quarrel rose from among them all
To fight for her at Yarrow

Now her father had a ploughing man
And she said she loved him dearly
She dressed him up in yeoman’s clothes
For to fight for her at Yarrow

Oh three he slew and three withdrew
And three he wounded sorely
Till her brother John from behind a bush
Sure he shot him dead at Yarrow

Oh father dear I’ve dreamt a dream
I hope it’s not for sorrow
I dreamt I was pulling heather bells
On the dewy glens of Yarrow

Now she washed his face and she combed his hair
And she wept o'er him dearly
She washed the blood out of the wound
And she buried him there in Yarrow

Oh daughter dear dry off those tears
And weep no more in sorrow
For I'll wed you to as fine a man
As the one that's dead in Yarrow

Oh father dear you have seven sons
You may wed them all tomorrow
But you’ll never find as true a man
As the one that’s dead in Yarrow
 

The dewy glens of Yarrow, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:441-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:The dewy glens of Yarrow [sound recording] / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Corney McDaid's house, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Recording Date:1985
Copyright: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 43
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:13
Related Material: Two good men and true in Playlists
Related Publication: Two good men and true / compiled by Jimmy McBride in Publications
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