The Blarney Roses

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This is a traditional Irish song with a great chorus.
Morris was inspired to learn it after often hearing it sung with great enthusiasm at "The Coach House" folk club in Farninghan, Kent, UK.
The club has since closed but the song lives on.

lyrics

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow
It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Emerald Isle
& this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow

Twas over in old Ireland near the town of Cushendall
One morn I met a damsel there, the fairest of them all
'Twas with my young affections
& my money did she go
& she told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow
It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Emerald Isle
& this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow

Her cheeks were like the roses & her hair a raven hue
Afore that she was done with me she had me raving too
She left me sorely stranded not a coin she left you know
& she told me she belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow
It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Emerald Isle
& this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow

They've roses in Killarney & the same in County Clare
But 'pon my word those roses, boys
I can't find anywhere
She blarney'd me & by the powers
She left me broke ho ho
Did this damsel that belonged to where the Blarney Roses grow

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow
It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Emerald Isle
& this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow

Acushla gra macree me boys she murmured soft did she
If you belong to Ireland it's yourself belongs to me
Her Donegal comeallye brogue it captured me you know
Bad luck to her & bugger the place where the Blarney Roses grow

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow
It might be down in Limerick town or over in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Emerald Isle
& this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow

Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow
It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo
It's somewhere in the Emerald Isle
& this I want to know
Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow

credits

from The Blarney Roses, released November 24, 2014
Morris Wintle - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard.
Penny Plowden - Vocals, Irish Whistles

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By aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature folk-rock sound, singer/guitarist/banjoist/keyboardist Morris Wintle and Penny Plowden, vocalist and suburb exponent of the Irish Whistles are helping to shape the landscape of today’s folk-rock music scene.
Stylistically eclectic songs and arrangements of traditional tune sets.
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