DUBLINERS


The Banks Of The Roses Lyrics

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On the banks of the roses my love and I sat down
C G D G
And I took out my fiddle for to play my love a tune
C G D G
In the middle of the tune-o she sighed and she said
D G
'Young Johnny, lovely Johnny would you leave me.'

When I was just a young lad I heard my father say
I'd sooner see you dead and buried in the clay
Rather then be married to any runaway
On the lovely sweet banks of the roses

Oh well now I am a runaway and sure I'll let you know
That I can take a bottle and drink with anyone
And if her father doesn't like me, he can keep his
daughter at home
Then young Johnny will go roving with another.

If ever I get married 'twill be in the month of May

When the leaves they are green and the meadows they are
gay

And me and my true love will sit and sport and play

By the lovely sweet banks of the roses.

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Songwriter(s): Luke Kelly, Ronald Joseph Drew, Ciaran Padraig Maire Bourke, Barney Mckenna
Publisher(s): Heathside Music Ltd.
Record Label(s): 1997 Sanctuary Records Group Ltd , a BMG Company, under exclusive license to INgrooves
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