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Come To The Bower


[Southern Sunset]

Key of D, tuning: DAF#DAD

Will you come to the bower
O'er the free boundless ocean
Where the great foaming waves
Roll in thundering motion
Where the mermaids are seen
And the fierce tempest gathers
To loved Erin's the green,
The dear land of our fathers

Will you come, will you, will you
Will you come to the bower

Will you come to the land
Of O'Neill and O'Donnell
O Lord Lucan of old
And the immortal O'Connell
Where King Brian drove the Danes
And St. Patrick the vermin
And whose valleys remain
Still most beautiful and charming

You can visit Benburb
and the storied blackwater
Where Owen Roe met Munroe
And his chieftains did slaughter
Where the lambs sport and play
On the mossy all over
From those bright golden views
To enchanting Rostrevor

You can see Dublin City
And the green groves of Blarney
The Bann, the Boyne, the Liffey
And the lakes of Killarney
You can ride o'er the tide
Of the broad majestic Shannon
You sail round Lough Neagh
And see storied Dungannon

You can visit New Ross
Gallant Wexford and Gorey
Where the green was last seen
By Saxon and Tory
Where the soil is sanctified
By the blood of each true man
Where they died satisfied
Their enemies they would not run from

Will you come and awaken
Our lost land from it's slumber
And these fetters we will break
Links that long have encumbered
And the air will resound
With hosannas to greet you
On the shore will be found
Gallant Irishmen to meet you