Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Banks of the Lee, The

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X:92
T:Banks of the Lee, The
R:song
Z:id:hn-song-92
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=50
K:Ddor
(E/G/) | A2 AG | AD2 (E/F/) | (G>A) GE | DC2
(A/c/) | (d>e) dc | AG2 E | ED EG | A3
(E/G/) | (A>c) AG | (AD2) (E/F/) | (G>A) GE | DC2
A/c/ | (d>e) dc | AG2 E/E/ | E2 DC | D3 ||
W:When two lovers meet down beside the green bower
W:When two lovers meet down beneath the green tree
W:When Mary, fond Mary, declared to her lover
W:"You have stolen my poor heart by the banks of the Lee"
W:
W:Chorus:
W:I loved her very dearly, so truly and sincerely
W:There was no one in this wide world I loved better than she
W:Every bush and every bower, every wild Irish flower
W:Reminds me of my Mary, on the banks of the Lee
W:
W:"Don't stay out too late, love, on the moorlands, my Mary
W:Don't stay out too late, love, on the moorlands for me"
W:But it's little was my notion, when we parted by the ocean
W:That we were forever parted by the banks of the Lee
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:I will pull my love some roses, some wild Irish roses
W:I will pull my love some roses, the fairest that ever grew
W:And I'll lay them on the grave of my own true lovely Mary
W:On that cold and silent churchyard where she sleeps 'neath the dew
W:
W:Chorus


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