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Come To The Bower (Ryan's Fancy) MIDI, video
See also: Will You Come To The Bower (Dubliners)
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Will you come to the bower
o'er the free boundless ocean,
Where the stupenduous waves roll
in thundering motion,
Where the mermaids are seen
and the wild tempest gathers,
To loved Erin the green,
the dear land of our fathers?
Will you come, will you, will you,
will you come to the bower?

Will you come to the land
of O'Neill and O'Donnell,
Of Lord Lucan of old
and the immortal O'Connell,
Where King Brian drove the Danes
and Saint Patrick the vermin,
And whose valleys remain still
the most beautiful and charming?
Will you come, will you, will you,
will you come to the bower?

You can see Dublin city
and the fine groves of Blarney,
The Bann, Boyne, the Liffey
and the Lakes of Killarney,
You may ride on the tide
o'er the broad majestic Shannon,
You may sail 'round Loch Neagh
and see storied Dungannon.
Will you come, will you, will you,
will you come to the bower?

Will you come and awake
our lost land from its slumber?
And her fetters we will break,
links that long are encumbered;
And the air will resound
with hosannahs to greet you,
On the shore will be found
gallant Irishmen to meet you.
Will you come, will you, will you,
will you come to the bower?
Will you come, will you, will you,
will you come to the bower?

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an Irish traditional published as #96 in Irish Street Ballads, collected and edited by Colm O Lochlainn (A Corinth Book, New York, distributed by Citadel Press, 1960) ....####
This variant was arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Songs From The Shows, trk#15, 2001, produced for CBC Television by Jack Kellum, and recorded at CBC Television Studios, St John's, NL).

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Liner notes: Vocal - Fergus O'Byrne
The historical ties between Newfoundland and Ireland are well documented. We felt that this song was appropriate for a show that celebrated these connections.

A variant was arranged and recorded as Will You Come To The Bower by The Dubliners (Finnegan Wakes, 1966).


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