Dinsmore of bonnie Woodhall, song / Pat McDaid, singing in English

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Down by yon green bushes near Collins clear stream
Where me and my Annie oft times we had been
The hours rolled quickly by love and happy were we
It was little she thought that a soldier I would be

Says I to my Annie I now must away
My country has called me and I must obey
The tears down her pale cheeks did trickle and fall
Like the dew on the ground of Bonnie Woodhall

On the fourteenth of August our regiment was lost
When a ball from the enemy our lines it did cross
Struck me on the forehead and the blood trickled down
I kneeled and I staggered and fell on the ground

Oh Colonel O’Casey and go with great speed
For I am afraid that young Dinsmore is dead
Six men with a stretcher board they quickly prepared
And they carried me off to a field hospital there

Cold water and brandy was used very free
They turned me over my wounds for to see
If my Annie was here she would cure all my wounds
One kiss from her sweet lips would deften their stoon

And it makes me feel dreary when I think on Lang Syne
When I was a collier and wrought in the mine
When I was a wee thing on my mother’s knee
It was little she thought that a soldier I’d be

Kind friends and relations you’ve seen what I’ve done
By following the laddies who wore the red coat
But if heaven proves kind friend to one to all
Young Dinsmore will come back to Bonnie Woodhall

see also   Dinsmore of Bonnie Woodhall / Corney McDaid

Dinsmore of bonnie Woodhall, song / Pat McDaid, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:301-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Pat McDaid
Title:Dinsmore of Bonnie Woodhall [sound recording] / Pat McDaid, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail bar, Buncrana, Inishowen, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:1983
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
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