An interesting “duet” of sorts with Deirdre Ní Chinnéide and Brian Kennedy perform this ballad commonly associate with County Down.

The Flower of Magherally

One pleasant Summer’s morning, when flowers were a blooming-oh
Nature was adorning, and the small birds sweetly tuning-oh
I met my love near to Banbridge town, my charming blue-eyed Sally-oh
She is the queen of the county Down, the Flower of Magherally-oh

With admiration I did gaze all on that fair haired maiden-oh
Adam ne’er so much was pleased when he first saw Eve in Eden-oh
Her skin was like the lily white, that grows in yonder valley oh
And I think I’m blessed when I am nigh the Flower of Magherally-oh

Her golden hair in ringlets fell, her boots were Spanish leather-oh
Her bonnet with two ribbons on, her scarlet cap and feather-oh
Like Venus bright she did appear, my charming blue-eyed Sally-oh
She is the one that I love dear, the Flower of Magherally-oh

And I know the day will surely come when we’ll join hands together-oh
And I’ll bring home my darling girl in spite of wind and weather-oh
For let them all say what they will, let them rail and rally oh
I will wed the girl I love – the flower of Magherally-oh.

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The Flower of Magherally

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