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Star of the County Down

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X:1
T:Star of the County Down
C:Traditional
S:Digital Tradition, Slainte
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:Amaj
P:Verse
GB|"C#m"c2 c2 c2 Bc|"E"e2 e2 "B"f2 ef|"C#m"g2 fe c2 BG|"B"B6
w:Near_ Ban-bridge Town, in the Coun-ty Down one_ morn-ing_ in_ Ju-ly,
GB|"C#m"c2 c2 c2 Bc|"E"e2 e2 "B"f2 ef|"C#m"g2 fe "B"c2 B2|"C#m"c6
w:Down_ the bor-een came a sweet col-leen, and she smiled as she passed me by.
gg | "E"b2 g2 g2 fe|"B"f2 f2 "E"f2 ef|"C#m"g2 fe c2 BG|"B"B6
w:Oh, she looked so sweet from her two bare feet to the crown of her nut brown_ hair.
GB| "C#m"c2 c2 c2 Bc|"E"e2 e2 "B"f2 ef|"C#m"g2 fe "B"c2 B2| "C#m"c6 |]
w:Such a win-some elf, that I pinched my-self to be sure I was real-ly there.
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P:Chorus
gg | "E"b2 g2 g2 fe|"B"f2 f2 "E"f2 ef|"C#m"g2 fe c2 BG|"B"B6
w:And from Ban-try Bay up to Der-ry Quay, and from Gal-way to Dub-lin_ town,
GB| "C#m"c2 c2 c2 Bc|"E"e2 e2 "B"f2 ef|"C#m"g2 fe "B"c2 B2| "C#m"c8 |]
w:No_ maid I've seen like the sweet col-leen that I met in the Coun-ty Down.
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W:2. As she onward sped, I shook my head,
W:And I gazed with a feeling rare.
W:And I said, says I, to a passer-by,
W:"Who's the maid with the nut-brown hair?"
W:He smiled at me, and with pride says he,
W:"That's the gem of all Ireland's crown,
W:Young Rosie McCann, from the banks of the Bann.
W:She's the Star of the County Down."
W:(Chorus)
W:
W:3. At the harvest fair, she'll be surely there.
W:So, I'll dress in my Sunday clothes.
W:With my shoes shined bright, and my hat just right,
W:I'll win the heart of the nut-brown Rose.
W:No pipe I'll smoke, no horse I'll yoke,
W:And my plow will rust and brown,
W:'Til a smiling bride by my own fireside
W:Sits the Star of the County Down.
W:(Chorus, 2x)
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Location

Ireland
53° 24' 46.476" N, 8° 14' 38.004" W
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