Gaeilge

The lambs on the green hills, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Oh the lambs on the green hill they sport and they play
And many strawberries grow round the salt sea
And many strawberries grow round the salt sea
And many’s the ship sails the ocean

Oh the bride and bride party to church they did go
The bride she rode foremost for to make the best show
And I followed after my heart full with woe
For to see my love wed to another

Oh the first time I saw her it was in the church stand
A ring on her finger and her love by the hand
And says I my wee lassie sure I’ll be your man
Although you are wed to another

Oh the next time I saw her it was on the way home
I roved alongside her not knowing where to roam
And says I my wee lassie sure I’ll be your man
Although you are wed to another

Oh stop stop said the bridegroom ‘til I speak one word
Would you venture your life at the point of my sword
For by courting too slowly you have lost this fair maid
So be gone for you’ll never enjoy her

Oh go dig me a grave dig it large wide and deep
And sprinkle it over with flowers so sweet
And lay me down easy my last sleep to take
For that’s the best way I’ll for forget her
Ah sure that’s the best way I’ll forget her

see also   The lambs on the green hills / Paddy Doherty (Eoghnie)
 

The lambs on the green hills, song / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:597-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:The lambs on the green hills [sound recording] / Michael McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Ballyliffin Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:November 1988
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 76
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:154
Related Material: The Inishowen singers ; and other songs in Playlists
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