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The flower of Corby Mill, song / Paddy Hegarty, singing in English

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Oh come all ye tender hearted chaps I hope you’ll lend an ear
And likewise pay attention to these few lines I’ve here
It’s all in praise of a pretty maid I’m going to use my quill
She’s the blooming rose of Antrim and the flower of Corby Mill.

It was on the first of June my boys I was heading to the fair
I spied a pretty small maid as she combed up her hair
And as I looked upon her my heart with joy did fill
She’s the bloomin’ rose of Antrim and the flower of Corby Mill.

It was all for recreation I went to the fair that day
I didn’t intend to tarry long 'til I reached MacMullen’s brae
And meeting with some comrades as they arrived there
Ah it’s kindly they saluted me you’re welcome to the fair.

We went to Mrs Butler it’s there we did sit down
The jugs of punch came tumbling in the toast went merrily round
The silver it was plenty and we drank with a right good will
And we toasted a glass to the bonny wee lass that works in Corby Mill.

Now this fair maid do make mention I will not name her name
Her parents might be angry and I meself to blame
She’s a mill girl to the trade and she’s got the best of skill
Oh her equal yet I’ll never forget the flower of Corby Mill.

I’ve travelled this country o’er and o’er and parts of England too
I’ve travelled Scotland far and near believe me friends it’s true
I’ve travelled this country o’er and o’er crossed many a hollow and hill
But her equal yet I’ll never forget the flower of Corby Mill.

The flower of Corby Mill, song / Paddy Hegarty, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:55-NC-VHS
Main Performer: Paddy Hegarty
Title:The flower of Corby Mill [videorecording] / Paddy Hegarty, singing in English
Section:Videos
Language:English
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Format:Video
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Recording Location:Brass Rail, Buncrana, Co Donegal
Recording Date:October 1988
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection
Physical Description:1 computer file (MPEG-4, 1 min. 54 sec.) :digital, stereo
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Roud Number:2928

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