Ringsend Rose lyrics

by Brendan Grace

In Dublin Town there lives a girl
Fairer than the flower I'm wearin'
Rose Donoghue - all fresh and new
And I love her past all carin'

And there she goes my Ringsend Rose
In God's Garden there's none rarer
And there she goes my Ringsend Rose
Dublin Town has seen none fairer

Sweet seventeen, my seamstress queen
She's no bigger than a thimble
Soft satin skin, street Arab's grin
Sure she makes the work look simple

And there she goes my Ringsend Rose
In God's Garden there's none rarer
And there she goes my Ringsend Rose
Dublin Town has seen none fairer

Three yards of lace to walk with grace
And a golden ring she's askin'
The savin's slow - ah but still I know
That our love is ever-lasting

And there she goes my Ringsend Rose
In God's Garden there's none rarer
And there she goes my Ringsend Rose
Dublin Town has seen none fairer... x2

Song Details

Ringsend
St Patricks Church, Ringsend, Dublin

Writer: Pete St. John

Brief: The song is about a girl from Ringsend in Dublin, Ireland. The narrator talks about his sweetheart, Rose Donoghue - her beauty, his love for her and the desire to marry her one day.

References:
Ringsend a southside inner suburb of Dublin, Ireland.
seamstress - a woman who sews - esp one who makes her living by sewing.
Street Arab - a homeless child, esp one who survives by begging and stealing; urchin

Category: Irish Folk

Other Recording Artists: The Dublin City Ramblers, Barnbrack, Harry O'Donoghue, Patsy Watchorn...

Logo Ringsend Rose by Brendan Grace is featured on the album Songs for the Gathering (released 6th July, 2012).

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