Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: On the Banks of Red Roses

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X:134
T:On the Banks of Red Roses
T:Banks of the Roses
R:song
D:De Danann: Selected Jigs, Reels & Songs
Z:id:hn-song-134
M:4/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=80
K:C
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(cd) | e>d cB AG EF | G>A GE D2
CE | GG GA E2 DC | c2 de G2
cd | e>d cB AG EC | D2 C4 ||
W:On the banks of red roses me love and I sat down
W:And I took out me fiddle for to play me love a tune
W:In the middle of the tune, oh, she sighed and she said:
W:"Oh, me Johnny, lovely Johnny would you leave me?"
W:
W:Oh, when I was a young girl I heard me mother say,
W:That I was a foolish lass and easy led astray,
W:And before that I would work, I would sooner sport and play
W:With my Johnny on the banks of red roses.
W:
W:Well he took her to his lodge and he treated her to tea,
W:Saying "Drink my dearest Mary and come along with me",
W:Saying "Drink my dearest Mary and come along with me
W:To the sweet and lovely banks of red roses."
W:
W:Then they walked and they talked till they came unto a cave,
W:Where Johnny all the day had been digging up a grave,
W:Where Johnny all the day had been digging up a grave,
W:For to leave his lassie low among the roses.
W:
W:Then he took out a pen knife, it was both long and sharp,
W:And he plunged it right into his own dear Mary's heart,
W:And he plunged it right into his own dear Mary's heart,
W:And he left her lying low among the roses.


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