Liederbuch/ Star Of The County Down

Alte irische Ballade Text: Cathal Garvey (1866-1927) Melodie: trad. bearbeitet von Mjchael und Paniolo 

Gitarre Ukulele (gcea) Ukulele (adf#h)
Crd Em.svg Crd C.svg Crd G.svg Crd D.svg
Em C G D
Uke0432.svg Uke0003.svg Uke0232.svg Uke2220.svg
Em C G D
Uke2210.svg Uke3211.svg Uke2010.svg Uke0003.svg


Melodie anhören (info)
Star Of The County Down Em 44 Lead.svg

The Star Of The County DownBearbeiten

1st Verse
Near Em Banbridge C town in the G County D Down
One Em mornin' last Ju- D ly,
Down a Em boreen C green came a G sweet col- D leen
And she Em smiled as she C passed D me Em by.[1]
She G looked so sweet from her D two bare feet
To the Em sheen of her C nut-brown D hair.
Such a Em coaxin' C elf, sure I G shook my D self
For to Em see if I was C real- D ly Em there.
From G Bantry Bay up to D Derry Quay
And from Em Galway to C Dublin D town,
No Em maid I've C seen like the G brown col- D leen[2]
That I Em met in the C Coun- D ty Em Down.
2nd Verse
As she Em onward C sped, sure I G scratched my D head
And I Em looked with a C feelin' D rare.
And I Em says, says C I, to a G passer- D by
"Who's the Em maid with the C nut D brown Em hair?"
He G smiled at me and D then, says he,
"That's the Em gem of the C Ireland's D crown,
Young Em Rosie Mc- C Cann from the G banks of the D Bann.
She's the Em Star of the C Coun- D ty Em Down."   (Chorus)
3rd Verse
She'd a Em soft brown C eye and a G look so D shy
And a Em smile like the C rose in D June.
And you Em hung on each C note from her G lily-white D throat
As she Em lilted an C I- D rish Em tune.
At the G pattern dance, you were D held in a trance
As she Em tripped through a C reel or a D jig.
And when her Em eyes she'd C roll, she'd coax up- G on my D soul
A Em spud from a C hung- D ry Em pig   (Chorus)
4th Verse
I've Em traveled a C bit, but G never was D hit
Since my Em roving C career be- D gan.
But Em fair and C square I sur- G rendered D there
To the Em charm of young C Ro- D sie Mc- Em Cann.
With a G heart to let and no D tenant yet
Did I Em meet within C shawl or D gown,
But Em in she C went and I G asked no D rent
From the Em Star of the C Coun- D ty Em Down   (Chorus)
5th Verse
At the Em Harvest C Faire she'll be G surely D there,
So I'll Em dress in my C Sunday D clothes.
With my Em shoes shone C bright and my G hat cocked D right,
For a Em smile from my C nut- D brown Em rose.
No G pipe I'll smoke; no D horse I'll yoke
'Til my Em plow is a C rust-colored D brown,
'Til my Em smilin' C bride by my G own fire- D side
Sits the Em Star of the C Coun- D ty Em Down   (Chorus)

Der Autor ist vor über siebzig Jahren verstorben. Daher bestehen keine Urheberrechtsansprüche mehr an diesem Werk.


Wikipedia hat einen Artikel zum Thema:

  1. Einfacher:
    And she G smiled as she D passed me Em by.
  2. auch fair colleen oder sweet colleen o.a.m.