1. Over the mountains and down in the glen To a little thatched cot in the valley Where the thrush and the linnet sing their ditty and their song And my love's leaning over the half-door
Chorus: Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows Fair is the lily of the valley Clear are the waters that flow in yonder stream But my love is fairer than any.
2. Down by the seashore on a cool summer's eve With the moon rising over the heather The moon it shown fair on her head of golden hair And she vowed she'd be my love forever. 3. It is not for the loss of my own sister Kate It is not for the loss of my mother, It is all for the loss of my bonnie blue-eyed lass That I'm leaving my homeland forever.