Gaeilge

Green grass it grows bonnie, song / Michael Devlin (Mack), singing in English

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Sure I’m wondering what’s keeping my true love tonight
I’m wondering what’s keeping him out of my sight
For it’s little that he thinks of the pain I endure
He would not stray from me tonight I am sure.

Oh love are you coming my pains to advance
Or are you awaiting on a far better chance
Or have you got a sweetheart laid by you in store
Are you coming to tell me you love me no more.

Oh love I’m not coming your pain to advance
Or am I waiting on a far better chance
Nor have I got a sweetheart laid by me in store
But I’m coming for to tell you I love you no more.

I’ve got gold in my pockets and love in my heart
But I can’t love a fair one who has got two sweethearts
My love is just like the dew on the thorn
It falls down at night and is gone in the morn.

So green grass grows bonnie spring water runs clear
I weary I weary when I think of you dear
You were my first and fond truelove but since you have rued
The fonder I loved you the falser you grew.

So come all you young maids fair take a warning from me
Never build your nest on the top of a tree
For the leaves they will wither and the roots will decay
Like the falsehearted young man that’s now far away.

Green grass it grows bonnie, song / Michael Devlin (Mack), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:355-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Michael Devlin (Mack)
Title:Green grass it grows bonnie [sound recording] / Michael Devlin (Mack), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Alternative Title: I wonder what's keeping my true love tonight
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:25 January 1991
Copyright:Performer 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 145.
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:858
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Related Publication: The flower of Dunaff Hill / compiled by Jimmy McBride (Part two) in Publications
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