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The maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe, song / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Oh come all you lads and lassies and listen to me a while
To I sing to you a verse or two will cause you all to smile
It’s all about a young man I am going to tell you now
He lately came a courting with the maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe

Says he my pretty fair maid will you come along with me
We’ll both go on together aye and married we will be
We’ll join our hands in wedlock bands I’m speaking to you now
I will do my best endeavour for the maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe

This fair and fickle young thing sure she didn’t know what to say
Her eyes they shone like diamonds bright and merrily they did play
She says young man your love subdue for I am not ready now
And I’ll stay another season at the foot of the Sweet Brown Knowe

Says he my pretty fair maid how can you answer so
Look down in yonder valley where my crops so gently grow
Looked down in yonder valley where my horses man and plough
Are at their daily labour for the maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe

If they’re at their daily labour kind sir it’s not for me
I’ve heard about your behaviour I did indeed says she
There is an inn where you call in I hear the people say
That you rap and you call and you pay for all going home at the break of day

If I wrap and I call and I pay for all my money it’s all my own
Sure I’ll not spend none of your fortune for I heard that you’ve got none
There is an inn where you call in I hear the people say
Oh I’ll leave you where I found you at the foot of the Sweet Brown Knowe
 

The maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe, song / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:613-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:The maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe [sound recording] / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:27 October 1989
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 87
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:562
Related Material: The Inishowen singers ; and other songs in Playlists
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