The Curragh Of Kildare lyrics

by The Johnstons

The winter it is past and the summer’s come at last
And the birds they are singing in the trees,
Their little hearts are glad but mine is very sad
For my true love is far away from me.

And straight I will repair to the Curragh of Kildare
For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear.

A livery I’ll wear and I’ll comb back my hair
And in velvet so green I will appear

And straight I will repair to the Curragh of Kildare
For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear.

All you that are in love, and cannot it remove
I pity the pains that you endure
For experience lets me know that your hearts are full of woe
A woe that no mortal can cure.

And straight I will repair to the Curragh of Kildare
For it’s there I’ll find tidings of my dear.

Song Details

The Curragh of Kildare
The Curragh of Kildare

Composer: Traditional

Brief: The song is about the Curragh which is a large area of common land situated in Kildare, Ireland and was used to rally the Irish Army. In the song a woman is consumed with her love for a man and is deeply saddened by his absence... more

Notes: The song is also known as The Winter it is Past. The history of the song is quite complex with many versions collected throughout Ireland, England and Scotland.

Category: Traditional Irish Folk Song

Popular Recording Artists: The Johnstons (featured), Christy Moore, Emmett Spiceland, Paddy Reilly, The Fureys, Atlantis, Garcia, The Clancy Brothers, Bert Jansch, Bridie Gallagher, Paddy Kelly, Tina Mulrooney, Malachi Cush, and many others.

Logo The Curragh Of Kildare by Various Artists

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