The Star of the County Down Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt


album: Track 5 in album The Wind That Shakes the Barley
release date: 2010-11-16
popularity : 40 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic/Folk
length: 3:35
vocal: Loreena McKennitt
violin: Hugh Marsh
keyboard: Loreena McKennitt
acoustic guitar: Jason Fowler
cello: Caroline Lavelle
bouzouki: Brian Hughes
acoustic bass guitar: Andrew Downing
uilleann pipes: Ian Harper
mandola: Jeff Bird
bells & shakers: Ben Grossman
acoustic guitar & button accordion: Pat Simmonds
lyricist: Cathal McGarvey
composer: [traditional]

Album Information

label: Verve
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 602527539812
script: Latin

Cover Art

Loreena McKennitt The Wind That Shakes the Barley cover art


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Banbridge Town in the County Down
One morning last July,
From a boreen green came a sweet colleen
And she smiled as she passed me by.
She looked so sweet from her two bare feet
To the sheen of her nut brown hair
Such a coaxing elf, sure I shook myself
For to see I was really there.

From Bantry Bay into Derry Quay
From Galway to Dublin Town
No maid I've seen like the fair colleen
That I met in the County Down


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 As I Roved Out
  • 2 On a Bright May Morning
  • 3 Brian Boru’s March
  • 4 Down by the Sally Gardens
  • 5 The Star of the County Down
  • 6 The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • 7 The Death of Queen Jane
  • 8 The Emigration Tunes
  • 9 The Parting Glass