Red, Yellow and Green
Melody: Unknown
Author : Unknown
The song was provided by Maureen Agars

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Title

Red, Yellow and Green
Melody: Unknown
Author : Unknown
The song was provided by Maureen Agars

Subject

The persona remembers, with fond nostalgia, places and activities of youth.

Description

THE RED, YELLOW AND GREEN

A cock crows, a daffodil grows,
Another dew glazed morn;
A church bell rings, a blackbird sings,
A Carlow emigrant is born.

With footsteps of a child, I leave my home behind,
Nastled in Mount Leinster standing tall.
It’s a sign of the times, my friends I have no choice
But to answer this hope giving call.

CHORUS
Follow me to wear the red yellow and green
Far over the sea.
Follow me and by god make sure you’re seen
Where your heart’s lying somewhere in between
The red, yellow and green.

Bright lights and crowds surround me now:
From Garryhill, a far, far cry,
But one flash in time, the river Burrin is mine
Where I went fishing as a child.

As it flows peacefully through priceless scenery
No foreign sights compare;
It’s a sign of the times, a memory in my mind;
Here I am living on a prayer.

CHORUS

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Citation

“Red, Yellow and Green Melody: Unknown Author : Unknown The song was provided by Maureen Agars,” From Carlow Streams, accessed November 24, 2020, https://fromcarlowstreams.ie/items/show/281.