MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Shamrock
Mrs. Ella Molloy NFLD 2 Tape 18A Track 8
St. Shott's Audio:
Ballad

Oh the guests they all assembled in a house was _______
For to celebrate a wedding wit' __________ bright and gay
The happy bridegroom brought his bride to his old father's side
But he's gone to wear the shamrock that his parents wore with pride

Come wear this rose that young men say that flower is out of place
There is no one- [pause]

LEACH: All right go ahead.
MRS.M.:(Sings)

There is only one remaining who respects the Irish race

(Speaks) l forget that

(Sings)

Don't be ashamed for its country I will never deny
No other flower will take its place I'll cherish it till I'll die
I love the green flag with a harp of gold no stain on Eryin's brow
Some have despised it in days gone by they're proud of the Irish now

The old man said wit' tear dimmed eyes before he passed away
l am glad your dear old mother didn't live to see this day
For if she knew that you despised that flower would break her heart
And since it is not wanted here I'll take it and depart

Don't be ashamed of the shamrock green for it's country I'll never deny
No other flower will take it's place I'll cherish it till I'll die
I love the green flag with a harp of gold no stain on Eryin's brow
Some have despised it in days gone by they're proud of the Irish now


Notes


History: Irish

Text: Singer forgets the words.

Tune: An abbc song form.

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