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Lyrics for:
Mountain Streams, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

With my dog and gun through the blooming heather,
To seek for pastime I took my way,
Where I spied a lovely fair maid,
And her charms invited me a while to stay.
I said: My dear, you will find that I love you,
Tell me your dwelling, and your name also.
Excuse my name, and you'll find my dwelling near
The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.

I said: My dear, if you'll wed a rover,
My former raking I will leave aside.
Here is my hand, and I'll pledge my honour,
And if you'll prove constant, I'll make you my bride.
But if my parents knew that I loved a rover,
Great afflictions I would undergo,
So I'll stay at home for another season near
The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.

Farewell thee darling for another season,
I hope we'll meet again in yon moorland vale.
And when we meet, we'll embrace each other.
I will pay attention to your lovesick tale.
Then it's hand in hand we'll join together,
And I will take you to yon harbour low,
Where the linnet sings her note so pleasing near
The mountain streams where the moorcocks crow.

Discography: De Danann I (Dolores Keane)
Information: Slow, free rhythm
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