The Galway Shawl

Melody -

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.
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"

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

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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