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Shamrock and the Rose

Irish Song Lyrics - Shamrock and the RoseAuthor: George B Wheeler and Dan E Wheeler
Copyright: 1915

Pat M, Please call me again. I've erased your number (accidently)! Thanks. Thanks to Michael Wheeler for tracking down the author for this title. Since I'm unfamiliar with the song I'm not sure if the lyrics listed below are their original lyrics or they are penned from Fair Isle Folk, 1987. Any info will be gratelfully accepted One day as I walked through a garden of flowers, For nature her beauty bestowed And among the green bushes I wandered my way I noticed a shamrock and rose For the flowers were all blooming and shouting away In a low and deep tone of their own And the shamrock was pleading its own country's cause To the rose in a heartbroken tone: 'If my love of you were treasure, Forgive me this pleasure: I stood by your side; I defeated your foes Then why should you slight me – I've proven all flight me' Said Ireland's green shamrock to England's red rose 'They say you are weary of my discontent They say that your sympathy's strong But 'cause you were cold for one hour on this earth For the ages of wrong you have done... 'If my love of you were treasure Forgive me this pleasure: I stood by your side; I defeated your foes Then why should you slight me – I've proven all flight me' Said Ireland's green shamrock to England's red rose 'O lo that the thousands in exile today It's no better there than here Who gave their lifeblood and where are they today? Exiled from the land of their birth... 'If my love of you were treasure Forgive me this pleasure: I stood by your side; I defeated your foes Then why should you slight me – I've proven all flight me' Said Ireland's green shamrock to England's red rose

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