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Star Of The County Down Downloads

by Tom Swan

On this page are links to the song PDF files plus the lyrics.

Star of the County Down: Lead Sheet PDF: Download/View

Star of the County Down: Arpeggio PDF: Download/View


Verse 1

  Banbridge Town in the County Down
  One morning last July,
  From a boreen green came a sweet colleen
  And she smiled as she passed me by.
  She looked so sweet from her two bare feet
  To the sheen of her nut brown hair
  Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself
  For to see I was really there.


  From Bantry Bay into Derry Quay
  From Galway to Dublin Town
  No maid I've seen like the fair colleen
  That I met in the County Down

Verse 2

  As she onward sped, sure I scratched my head,
  And I looked with a feeling rare,
  And I says, says I, to a passer-by,
  "Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?"
  He smiled at me and he says, says he,
  "That's the gem of Ireland's crown.
  Young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Bann,
  She's the star of the County Down."


Verse 3

  The Harvest Fair she'll be surely there
  And I'll dress in my Sunday clothes,
  With my shoes shone bright and my hat cocked right
  For a smile from my nut brown rose.
  No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke
  Till my plough turns rust coloured brown.
  Till my smiling bride by my own fireside
  Sits the star of the County Down.