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​Star Of The County Down

This song is by Poxy Boggards and appears on the album Whiskey Business (2007).

The Star Of The County Down

Near Banbridge Town in the County Down, one morning last July
Down the boreen green came a sweet colleen and she smiled as she passed me by
Oh she looked so neat from her two bare feet to the sheen of her nut brown hair
Such a coaxing elf I shook meself to be sure I was standin' there

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin town
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen that I met in the County Down

As she onward sped I shook me head, and I gazed with a feelin' quare
And I says, says I, to a passerby, "Who's the maid with the nut brown hair?"
Oh he smiled at me, and with pride says he, "That's the gem of ol' Ireland's crown,
She's young Rosie McCann from the banks of the Ban, she's the star of the County Down"

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen that I met in the County Down

Well I've traveled a bit, but was never hit since me rovin' career began
But fair and square I surrendered there to the charms of a Rose McCann
I'd a heart to let and no tenant yet, did I meet with in shawl or gown
But in she went and I'll ask no rent from the star of the County Down

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen that I met in the County Down

At the crossroads fair she'll be surely there and I'll dress in me Sunday clothes
With me shoe shone bright and me hat cocked right for a smile from a nut brown Rose
No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yolk, till my plow with the rust turns brown
And my smilin' bride by my fireside sits the star of the County Down

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen that I met in the County Down

From Bantry Bay up to Derry Quay and from Galway to Dublin Town
No maid I've seen like the brown colleen that I met in the County Down