Who Sang The Rose of Tralee? The McCaffrey Folk Singers

Release information
length: 2:56
Lyrics

The pale moon was rising above the green mountains
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea
When I strayed with my love by the pure crystal fountain
That stands in the beautiful Vale of Tralee
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee
The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading
And Mary all smiling was listening to me
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee
In the far fields of India 'mid war's dreadful thunders
Her voice was solace and comfort to me
But the chill hand of death has now rent us asunder
I'm lonely tonight for the Rose of Tralee
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
Yet 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no, 'twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Irish Rover
  • 2 Black Velvet Band
  • 3 Boys From County Armagh
  • 4 Courtin in the Kitchen
  • 5 Hi for the Beggar Man
  • 6 How Can You Buy Killarney
  • 7 How Are Things in Glocca Morra
  • 8 I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen
  • 9 If You're Irish Come Into the Parlour
  • 10 Mother Macree
  • 11 Slattery's Mounted Foot
  • 12 The Hills of Connemara
  • 13 The Pub With No Beer
  • 14 The Rose of Tralee

  • Release information
    label: Time Music International Limited
    format: CD
    barcode: 5033606028425
    script: Latin