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Old Dungarvin Oak

Irish Song Lyrics - Old Dungarvin Oak

As I roved out one mornin'
goin' to Dungarvin Fair
I spied a pretty colleen
with the sunlight in her hair
her way was so delightful
her voice rang like a bell
and as I overtook her
I asked if she was well

Lay down your wollen shawl my love
I swear it is not joke
and I'll tell to you the story of
the Old Dungarvin Oak

Before we reached Dungarvin
the girl and I did stare
and she asked me why I raised my hat
to a tree so old and bare
I told her of the legend
if the tree should e're come down
there'd be a great disaster
and Dungarvin would be drowned CHORUS

Well then she started laughin'
my face grew very red
she said theat only fools believed
what those old legends said
her laughter was contagious
for the truth to you I'll tell
before we reached the marketplace
I began to laugh as well CHORUS

as I'm sittin' by my fireside
in the autumn of my life
the darlin' girl I met that day
she's now my darlin' wife
I have a lovely daughter
and a son to push my yoke
and it's all because I raised my hat
to the old Dungarvin Oak CHORUS

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