Red Is the Rose
Sheet Music (and more information about this song)
Red is the rose that in yonder the garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any.
Come over the hills, my bonnie Irish lass
Come over the hills to your darling
You choose the road, love, and I'll make the vow
And I'll be your true love forever.
'Twas down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
When the moon and the stars they were shining
The moon shone its rays on her locks of golden hair
And she swore she'd be my love forever.
'Tis not for the parting with my sister Kate
'Tis not for the grief of my mother
'Tis all for the loss of my bonny Irish lass
That my heart is breaking forever.
Comp: Lyrics by Tommy Makem (1932-2007)
Discography: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem
The High Kings