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The Road To Kildare (Bernie Sheaves) video
#2230: YouTube video by NLTreasure
©2012 ~ Used with permission ~

Johnny was born in a mansion,
Down in the county of Clare;
Rosie was born by the roadside,
Somewhere in County Kildare.
Destiny brought them together,
On the road to Killarney one day;
Neath the bright Celtic sun she was singing,
And she stole his young heart away.

She said, meet me tonight by the campfire,
Come with me over the hill;
Let us be married tomorrow,
Please let me whisper I will.
What if the neighbours are talking,
Who cares if your friends stop and stare;
You'll be proud to be married to Rosie,
Who was reared on the road to Kildare.

Think of the parents who raised you,
Think of the family name;
How could you marry a Gypsy,
Oh, what a terrible shame.
Parents and friends stop your bickering,
Don't worry about my affair;
For I've fallen in love with a Gypsy,
Who was reared on the road to Kildare.

She said, meet me tonight by the campfire,
Come with me over the hill;
Let us be married tomorrow,
Please let me whisper I will.
What if the neighbours are talking,
Who cares if your friends stop and stare;
You'll be proud to be married to Rosie,
Who was reared on the road to Kildare.

Johnny went down from his mansion,
Just as the sun had gone down;
Turning his back on his kinfolk,
Likewise his dear native town.
Facing the roads of old Ireland,
With a Gypsy he loved so sincere;
When he came to the light of the campfire,
These are the words he did hear.

She said, meet me tonight by the campfire,
Come with me over the hill;
Let us be married tomorrow,
Please let me whisper I will.
What if the neighbours are talking,
Who cares if your friends stop and stare;
You'll be proud to be married to Rosie,
Who was reared on the road to Kildare.
You'll be proud to be married to Rosie,
Who was reared on the road to Kildare.

####.... John Duggan, Irish songwriter, singer, broadcast raconteur and former Garda (member of the national police service of Ireland) ....####
Originally recorded in 1987 as The Roads of Kildare by Brian Coll of Omagh, County Tyrone, Ireland.

This variant arranged and recorded by Bernie Sheaves of Port aux Basques, NL. (To purchase an album, contact Bernie-Marina Sheaves on facebook).


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