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Lyrics for:
Banks of the Lee, The

Sheet Music (and more information about this song)

When two lovers meet down beside the green bower
When two lovers meet down beneath the green tree
When Mary, fond Mary, declared to her lover
"You have stolen my poor heart by the banks of the Lee"

Chorus:
I loved her very dearly, so truly and sincerely
There was no one in this wide world I loved better than she
Every bush and every bower, every wild Irish flower
Reminds me of my Mary, on the banks of the Lee

"Don't stay out too late, love, on the moorlands, my Mary
Don't stay out too late, love, on the moorlands for me"
But it's little was my notion, when we parted by the ocean
That we were forever parted by the banks of the Lee

Chorus

I will pull my love some roses, some wild Irish roses
I will pull my love some roses, the fairest that ever grew
And I'll lay them on the grave of my own true lovely Mary
On that cold and silent churchyard where she sleeps 'neath the dew

Chorus


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