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My Beauty Of Limerick (John White) video
#2408: YouTube video by nufee08
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I sing of a loved one who's dear unto me,
Although we are parted by the deep rolling sea;
My heart gladly wanders to Erin's green shore,
Where dwells my sweet treasure,
Mavourneen Asthore.

I sigh when I think of our farewell goodbye,
When she tried for to keep
the sad tear from her eye;
Saying, "Patrick, God bless you
and bring you safe home,
To a heart that is melting for you alone."

In the morn when I waken I press to my heart,
My colleen's last gift - from it ne'er will I part;
For it comes from the dearest, the sweetest to me,
My beauty of Limerick, a chuisle mo chroí.

I place 'neath my pillow at night ere I sleep,
The kind last gift for it never to keep;
For it comes from the dearest, the sweetest to me,
My beauty of Limerick, a chuisle mo chroí.

By the side of a brooklet, a clear running stream,
I fancy I see her as in a fond dream;
For there's no girl that's fairer nor lovelier than she,
My beauty of Limerick, a chuisle mo chroí.

How well I remember the promise I gave,
To go back to old Ireland when money I saved;
For there's no girl that's sweeter
nor lovelier than she,
My beauty of Limerick, a chuisle mo chroí.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of a traditional ....####
A variant was published in 1909 by Wehman Brothers of New York in their Pocket-Size Irish Song Book, No. 1.

A variant was recorded in 1938 by the McNulty Family on side B of a 78 rpm Decca sound recording with The Real Old Mountain Dew on side A.

The video above features John White with Ray Walsh on accordion performing on CBC Television's Come All Ye series.


See more songs by John White.

Mavourneen Asthore (Annie Lee) was a song composed by Thomas Payne Westendorf [1848-1923] with lyrics by Earnest McGaffey and published by The S Brainard's Sons Co of Chicago, ©1892.

In Irish Gaeilge (Gaelic), a chuisle mo chroí, pronounced acushla machree, literally translates to pulse of my heart, but mo chuisle, used when speaking directly to a person, can also mean my love or my darling.



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