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Star Of The County Down ukulele

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Star of the County Down
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Near Bainbridge town in the county down one morning last July
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Down the wild boreen came a sweet Colleen and she smiled as she passed me by.
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She looked so sweet from her two bare-feet to the sheen of her nut brown hair.
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Sure a coaxing elf I'd to shake me-self to make sure I was standing there.

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From Bantry Bay down to Derry Quay from Galway to Dublin Town.
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No Maid I've seen like the sweet Colleen that I met in the county down.
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As she onward sped sure I shook my head and I gazed with a feeling quare
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And I said, says I, to a passer-by: whose the maid with the nut brown hair?
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Oh he smiled at me and with pride says he; that's the gem of Ireland's crown.
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She's young Rosie McGann from the banks of the Bann she's the star of the county

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She'd a soft brown eye and a look so sly and a smile like a rose in June
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And you craved each note from her lily-white throat as she lifted an Irish tune
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At the pattern dance you'd be held in trance as she tripped through a jig or a reel
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When her eyes she'd roll she would lift your soul and your heart she would quickly steal

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Now I've roamed a bit was never hit since my traveling days began
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But fair and square I surrendered there to the charms of young Rosie McCann
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With my heart to let sure no tenant yet did I meet with a shawl or a gown
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But in she went and I asked no rent from the star of the County Down.

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