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My love came to Dublin one fine Sunday morning
My love came to Dublin to honour me there
He wore a green ribbon all about his blue bonnet
And I wore a bangle of gold in my hair

Well, the leaves they were green on that fine Sunday morning
But now they are falling, they're winding the bough
And I never asked him to buy me a ring
Fall down very lightly, you leaves, on me now

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Now the good girls they sleep in all their fine modesty
The bad girls sleep in the height of their shame
But I must lie alone in the cold by the river
Till I see my true love come back with my name

I won't ask the clergy for prayers in the chapel
And I won't hear the minister saying his prayers
I'll go out to the mood of the birch trees and branches
And I'll ask them to raise up their arms in the air

I will make my love some shoes of the finest Spanish leather
I will make my love a coat, the finest ever seen
And he'll walk like a lord through the City of Dublin
And I'll walk beside him in a mantle of green

Writer(s): patrick galvin

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