The Star of the County Down Song Lyrics

Loreena McKennitt

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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.

[Chorus:]
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
  • credits


    album: Track 5 in album The Wind That Shakes the Barley
    release date: 2010-11-16
    popularity : 48 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