The evergreen, song / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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As I rambled out one evening not far way from home
In a spot in old Clonmany away down in Inishowen
And as I stood I gazed around as I oft times done before
And some call it for a by name the wild woods of blackmore.

Now I gazed around this lovely spot its plain for to be seen
And in the spot among the rocks I spied the evergreen
The evergreen is a pretty tree it grows so straight and tall
And they are few and far between in dear old Donegal.

Now the thrashing [?] lovely blackbirds they song their notes in spring
They fly about from bough to branch and gently they do sing
They fly about from bough to branch fair charming to be seen
And each of them chime their warbling notes as atop the evergreen.

I looked up at yonder mountain sometimes its called a hill
With a monument on top of it, it gives a little rill
A monument that stands so high it’s charming to be seen
When the west one blows its Atlantic breeze it shades the evergreen.

I looked down on yonder valley with all its nooks and fen
And I noticed that old river that runs through the minky[?] glen
Sure it runs along quite smoothly most charming to be seen
And it nods its head on the river bed as it passes the evergreen.

Now it flows along quite smoothly and through the primrose glen
Until it reaches Bundoran bridge and there it meets a friend
They both flow on together with every little stream
And they flow down through Clonmany with all its marshy green.

But with all their plains and fair demesnes there’s nowhere can be seen
Like the charming little valley that grows the evergreen.

see also   The evergreen / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain) audio   The evergreen / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain)

The evergreen, song / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:639-NC-V8
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Title:The evergreen [videorecording] / Charlie McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:McFeeley's Bar, Clonmany, Co Donegal
Recording Date:07 July 1993
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 4 min. 39 sec.) :digital, stereo
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle

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