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Red Is The Rose
Words and Music ~ Traditional

Come over the hill, my handsome Irish lad
Come over the hill to your darlin
You choose the road love and I'll make a vow
And I'll be your true love forever.
And red is a rose and yonder garden grows
And fair is the lily of the valley
And clear is the water that flows from the Bouye
And my love is fairer than any.
Down by Killarney t'was in the woods that we strayed
The moon and the stars they were shining
The moon shone its rays on his locks of golden hair
And he swore he'd be mine forever.
(repeat chorus)
It's not for the parting of my sister Kate
It's not for the grief of my mother
It's all for the loss of my handsome Irish lad
And now my heart's broken forever.
(repeat chorus)
© Traditional