The Flower of Magherally

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.