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GUEST,DK Origins: Patrick Sheehan / The Glen of Aherlow (18) Lyr Add: GLEN OF AHERLOW 16 Dec 07

I have this lyric sung by Margo on a compilation CD, it's possibly the one referred to above, the credit on the tracklist just has 'Kickham', but I don't think that it's one of Charles Joseph's.


Softly the spinning wheel's turning,
There in the moon's magic glow,
A young girl her wedding gown spinning,
In the glen of Aherlow.

At one time my love was a free man,
Free as the light winds of May,
But the mood and the times were a-changing,
Our love to a dream gave away.
His dream of a life everlasting,
In a far distant city of gold,
Where wealth was just there for the taking,
My love bought the stories they told.

He left with a prayer and a promise,
He'd return for to make me his bride,
But now sure he writes all in sorrow,
His dream was as false as his pride.
But still he'll return as he promised,
No richer, but wiser by far,
And we'll wed with our love as a dowry,
As one we'll be richer by far.

As the soft morning dew was still clinging,
To the rare gentle blossoms of May,
The maid and her dreamer together,
To a fair Aherlow wedding day.
A day that cruel wealth could not humble,
Or pride could not scatter or dim,
Her faith in the love of a free man,
Was all that her lover could win.

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