#01913
The Rose Of Mooncoin (Ryan's Fancy) videos
#398: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

How pleasant to roam by the sunny Suir stream,
To hear the dove singing in the morning's sunbeam,
Where the thrush and the robin their sweet notes entwine,
On the banks of the Suir that flows down by Mooncoin.

Flow on, lovely river, flow gently along,
Your water so clear sings the lark's merry song,
On the green banks I wander where first I did join,
With you, lovely Maggie, the rose of Mooncoin.

Oh, Maggie, my darling, it breaks my fond heart,
To know that we two forever must part;
I'll think of you, Maggie, while sun and moon shines,
On the banks of the Suir that flows down by Mooncoin.

Flow on, lovely river, flow gently along,
Your water, so clear, sings the lark's merry song,
On the green banks I wander where first I did join,
With you, lovely Maggie, the rose of Mooncoin.

She has sailed far away o'er the dark rolling foam,
Far away from the hills of her dear Irish home,
Where the fisherman floats with his small boat and line,
By the banks of the Suir that flows down by Mooncoin.

Flow on, lovely river, flow gently along,
Your water, so clear, sings the lark's merry song,
On the green banks I wander where first I did join,
With you, lovely Maggie, the rose of Mooncoin.

####.... Watt Murphy [born c.1770], builder, schoolteacher and poet, c.1826 ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Ryan's Fancy (Dark Island - A Portrait Of Ryan's Fancy, trk#7, 1971, Audat Records, Oshawa, Ontario).

See more songs by Ryan's Fancy.

A variant was recorded by Harry Hibbs (Between Two Trees, trk#5; 1976, Hibbs Records, Toronto, Ontario).

A variant was also recorded by Leo Bromley of Labrador City, NL (Come Back Home To Conche, trk#7, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL).

Notes: Mooncoin is a village in the far south of county Kilkenny, Ireland, said to have taken its name from a man by the name of Coin Walsh. The Irish translation of Mooncoin means Coin's bog. The song has been adopted as the Kilkenny GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) anthem.

The video below features a 12-string guitar performance of a variant by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.


#926: YouTube video by threelegsoman
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~


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