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  Galway Shawl (Ken)  

In Oranmore, in 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 jewels, no costly diamonds
No paint no powder, no none at all
She wore a bonnet with ribbons on it
And on her shoulder was a Galway shawl

We kept on walking, she kept on talking
Till her fathers cottage it came into view
Said she Come in , Sir, and meet my father
And for to please him play the Foggy Dew


I played the Blackbird, the Stack of Barley
Rodney's Glory and the Foggy Dew
She sang each note like an Irish Linnet
And the tears flowed from her eyes of blue


'Twas early, early, all in the morning
I took the road for old Donegal
Said she Goodbye Sir, I dried my eye for
My heart remained with the Galway shawl





From a BBC children's programme many years ago.
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