Ar Bhruach Na Carraige Báine

Brink Of The White Rock
This is a traditional Irish song arranged by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ciaran Curran, Mark Kelly, Ciaran Tourish and Derm more...

This is a traditional Irish song arranged by Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Ciaran Curran, Mark Kelly, Ciaran Tourish and Dermot Byrne. It appears on Altan‘s  fifth studio album Blackwater, released in 1996.

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Irish

English

As I rode out to view the flowers
Being in the morning early
A pretty fair maid I chanced to spy
Her flowers, they grew most neatly
Her cherry cheeks, her ruby lips
Her eyes would tickle a daisy
I took this fair maid by the hand
She said, "Young man, go easy"

I'm a plowboy, my seeds to grow
And that's well known to my neighbors
And many's a field I've plowed indeed
And that's without much labor
I'll plow, I'll sow, I'll reep, I'll mow
I'll gather it into the barn
I'll play a reel and I'll dance with you
On the banks of Carraige Báine

I would rather than all Ireland
Or than the wealth of the king of Spain
That you and I, young fair-headed one
Spend a while drinking our health
You and I to be married together
Without the consent of father or mother
Young maid of the sweetest kisses
On the banks of the Carraige Báine

I'll spread my mantle for you, young man
If it weren't the breadth of a farthing
If I thought your mind was as good as your word
You know 'tis you I would rather
For want of any company
You need not go no further
But rise me up to the top of the hill
And show me the Carraige Báine

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