Songs > Star of the County Down
Em G D Near Bambridge town in the County Down G Em G One morning in last July Em G D Down a boreen green came a sweet colleen G C D Em And she smiled as she passed me by She looked so neat from her two bare feet To the sheen of her nut-brown hair Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself To see she was really there Chorus: G Am From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay G Em G And from Galway to Dublin Town Em G D No maid I've seen like the brown colleen G C D Em That I met in the County Down. As she onward sped, sure I scractched my head And I looked with a feeling rare And I said, says I, to a passer-by, "Who's the maid with the nut-brown hair?" He smiled at me, and he said says he, "She's the gem on Ireland's crown, Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann, She's the Star of the County Down." Chorus At the harvest fair I'm sure she'll be there And I'll dress in my Sunday clothes with my hat tucked right, and my shoes shown bright And a smile for my nut-brown Rose. No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke Though my plow with rust turns brown, Till by my own fireside as my smiling bride Sits the Star of the County Down.