Red Is The Rose lyrics

by The High Kings

Come over the hills, my bonny Irish lass
Come over the hills to your darling
You choose the road love, and I'll make the vow
And I'll be your true love forever

Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows
Fair is the lily of the valley
Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne
But my love is fairer than any

'Twas down by Killarney's green woods that we strayed
When the moon and the stars they were shining
The moon shone its rays on her locks of golden hair
And she swore she'd be my love forever


It's not for the parting that my sister pains
It's not for the grief of my mother
It's all for the loss of my bonny Irish lass
That my heart is breaking forever



Song Details

Red Rose

Music & Lyrics: Variation of the Scottish Song The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond - altered lyrics

First Published: 1841

Category: Traditional Irish Folk Song / Love Song

Covers: The High Kings (featured), Liam Clancy, Tommy Makem, Heather Dale, Ennis Sisters, Dublin Gulch, Alison Nolan, Eriskay Lilt, John Kelly, Real Time, Modesty Forbids, Caleigh, Ardyth & Jennifer.

Album by The High Kings - Memory Lane (May 13, 2011)

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