“My Lovely Irish Rose”


The singer recalls leaving Mary, his "lovely Irish Rose," and sailing to America. "The strangers' land is fair to see, the strangers too are kind," but he'd rather be home. Nothing compares with Mary and "those many happy days spent with my Irish Rose"


McBride: "This song is common all over Ireland thanks mainly to recordings of it done on 78 rpm records in the 1930' and 40's." - BS


  1. McBride 51, "My Lovely Irish Rose" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, McB1051


Author: Fred Kearney (source: McBride)
Earliest date: 1988 (McBride)
Found in: Ireland