The Galway Shawl

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In Oranmore in the County Galway
One pleasant evening in the month of May
I spied a damsel she was young and handsome
Her beauty fairly took my breath away.
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She wore no diamonds or costly jewels
No paint no powder, no none at all
She wore a bonnet with a ribbon on it
And around her shoulders was the Galway shawl.

2. As we kept on walking, she kept on talking
Till her father’s cottage came into view
Said she "Come in sir and meet my father
And for to please him play "The Foggy Dew"
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3. I played "The Blackbird" and "The Stack of Barley"
"Rodney’s Glory" and "The Foggy Dew"
She sang each note like an Irish linnet
And the tears flowed in her eyes of blue
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4. ‘Twas early, early, all in the morning
I hit the road for old Donegal
Said she "Goodbye sir" as she cried
And my heart remained with the Galway shawl.
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Near Oranmore in the County Galway One pleasant evening In the month of May I spied a damsel She was young and handsome Her beauty took My breath away. Chorus: She wore no jewels, no fancy diamonds No paint, no powder No none at all She wore a bonnet with a ribbon on it And around her shoulders Was the Galway Shawl We kept on walking She kept on talking Til her father's cottage Came into view. She said "Come in Sir" "And meet my Father" And play for him "The Foggy Dew" She sat me down Beside the hearthstone Next to her father Who was six feet tall And soon her mother Had the kettle boiling While I was looking At the Galway Shawl. I played "The Blackbird" And "The Stack of Barley" Played "Rodney's GLory" And "The Foggy Dew" She sang each note Like an Irish Linnet And the tears shone in Her eyes of blue. Twas early early All in the morning I took the road To old Donegal She sighed and kissed me And said "Goodbye Sir" But my heart remained With the Galway Shawl.

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