Star of the County Down

The Kerry Boys - Live In the Studio


Near Banbridge Town near the county down, one mornin' last July Down a boreen green came a sweet Colleen , and she smiled as she passed me by Well she looked so sweet form her two bare feet, to the sheen in her nut brown hair Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself, for to see I was really there Chorus From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay, and from Gallway to Dublin town No maid I've see like the brown Colleen, That I met in the County Down As she onward sped, sure I shook my head, for to see I was really there And I says says I, to a passer by, who's the girl with the nut brown hair Well he smiles at me and he says says he, she's the queen of old Ireland's crown Sweet Rosie McCann, from the banks of Bann, She's the Star of the County Down At the harvest fair, surely she'll be there, and I'll dress in my Sunday clothes With my hat cocked right and my shoes shone bright, for a smile from my nut brown rose No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke, 'till my plow is a rust colored brown 'Till a smiling bride by my own fireside, sits the Star of the County Down