Henrik Norbeck's Song Lyrics

I Wish My Love Was A Red, Red Rose

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

I wish my love was a red, red rose growing in yon garden fair,
And I to be the gardener, of her I would take care.
There's not a month throughout the year, but my love I'd renew,
I'd garnish her with flowers fine, sweet William, Thyme and Rue.

I wish I was a butterfly, I'd light on my love's breast.
And if I was a blue cuckoo, I'd sing my love to rest.
And if I was a nightingale, I'd sing the daylight clear.
I'd sit and sing for you, Molly, for once I loved you dear.

I wish I was in Dublin town and seated on the grass,
In my right hand, a jug of punch, and on my knee, a lass.
I'd call for liquor freely and I'd pay before I'd go.
I'd roll my Molly in my arms, let the wind blow high or low.

Discography: Mick Hanly: As I Went over Blackwater
Altan: Runaway Sunday

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