The Flower of Magherally

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A beautiful, traditional Ulster song; nothing more need be said.

This version is sung by The Boys of the Lough

One pleasant summer’s morning, when all the birds were all a singin-oh
Nature was adorning, and the flowers were all a springin-oh
I met my girl near Banbridge town, my charming blue-eyed Sally-oh
She’s the queen of the county Down, and my Flower of Magherally-oh

With admiration I did gaze all on this fair-eyed maiden-oh
Adam was not half so much pleased when he saw Eve in Eden-oh
Her skin was like the lily white, that grows in yonder valley-oh
And she’s the girl that I adore, my Flower of Magherally-oh

Her bonnet with two ribbons strung, her boots were Spanish leather-oh
Her golden hair in ringlets clung, her scarlet cap and feather-oh
Like Venus bright she did appear, my charming blue-eyed Sally-oh
And she’s the girl that I adore, my Flower of Magherally-oh

I hope the day will surely come when we’ll join hands together-oh
And I’ll wed the girl I love, let there be stormy weather-oh
And let them all say what they will, and let them storm or rally-oh
For I will wed the girl I love, my Flower of Magherally-oh.

http://www.itma.ie/digitallibrary/sound/flower-of-magherally-flynn

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