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Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe


by Clancy Brothers. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - W


MAID OF THE SWEET BROWN KNOWE
Come all ye lads and lasses, and hear my mournful tale,
Ye tender hearts that weep for love to sigh you will not fail,
'Tis all about a young man, and my song will tell you how
He lately came a-courtin' of the Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe.
Said he, "My pretty young fair maid, could you and I agree,
To join our hands in wedlock bands, and married we will be;
We'll join our hands in wedlock bands, and you'll have my plighted vow,
That I'll do my whole endeavors for the Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe.
Now this young and pretty fickle thing, she knew not what to say,
Her eyes did shine like silver bright, and merrily did play;
Says she, "Young man, your love subdue, I am not ready now,
And I'll spend another season at the foot of the Sweet Brown Knowe."
"Oh," says he, "My pretty young fair maid, now why do you say so?
Look down in yonder valley where my verdant crops do grow.
Look down in yonder valley at my horses and my plough,
All at their daily labor for the Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe."
"If they're at their daily labor, kind sir, it is not for me.
I've heard of your behavior, I have, kind sir, " said she;
"There is an inn where you drop in, I've heard the people say,
Where you rap and you call and you pay for all, and go home by the break of
day."
"If I rap and I call and I pay for all, my money is all my own.
I've never spent aught of your fortune, for I hear that you've got none.
You thought you had my poor heart broke in talkin' to you now,
But I'll leave you where I found you, at the foot of the Sweet Brown Knowe."
Recorded by Burl Ives and several Clancys
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  2. Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe
  3. Black Cavalry
  4. Bold Odonahue
  5. Bold Robert Emmet
  6. Boulavogue
  7. Brennan on the moor
  8. Calton Weaver
  9. Coortin in the Kitchen
  10. Cruiskeen Lawn
  11. Dirty Old Town
  12. Down by the Glenside
  13. Finnegans Wake
  14. Galway Bay
  15. Gypsy Rover
  16. Henry Joy
  17. I Know My Love
  18. Ill Tell Me Ma
  19. Jennifer Gentle
  20. Johnny I Harldy Knew Ye
  21. Johnny Mac Adoo
  22. Kelly the Boy from Killanne
  23. Love of the north
  24. Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
  25. Mingulay Boat Song
  26. Moonshiner
  27. Moses Ritooraliay
  28. Mush Mush
  29. My Johnny Lad
  30. Quare Bungle Rye
  31. Rockin the Cradle
  32. Seeds of Love
  33. So Early in the Morning
  34. The Bantry Girls Lament
  35. The Braes O Balquiddher Wild Mountain Thyme
  36. The D Day Dodgers
  37. The Lowlands of Holland
  38. The Men of the West
  39. The Old Orange Flute
  40. The Patriot Game
  41. Theyre Moving Fathers Grave to Build a Sewer
  42. Three Score and Ten
  43. Water is All Right in Tay
  44. Whack Fol the Diddle
  45. Whiskey You're The Devil
  46. Why Paddys Not at Work Today
  47. Wild Rover
  48. Wild Rover (no Nay Never)
  49. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?

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