#01294
Springfield Road (The Navigators) video
(The Pride Of Springfield Road)
#608: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

I met me love up walkin'
in the merry month of May,
When the birds were singin' sweetly,
and the lads did sport and play;
She told me that she loved me
and for me she would prove true,
If you would stay with me, me love,
and I would stay with you.

And we walked along the dam,
and the birds sing loud and gay,
It's there I met me bonny brunette,
she stole me heart away;
Her cheeks they were like roses red,
and her skin as white as snow,
She is the darlin' of my heart,
the pride of Springfield Road.

Now, we'll soon be married
for my love has named the day,
It's happy we will be together
as we go on our way;
We'll have a charmin' little house
and a garden for to till,
And bring the children up like us
to work at the cotton mill.

And we walked along the dam,
and the birds sing loud and gay,
It's there I met me bonny brunette,
she stole me heart away;
Her cheeks they were like roses red,
and her skin as white as snow,
She is the darlin' of my heart,
the pride of Springfield Road.

I'll bid you all goodnight
for to her parents I must go,
To see if they will have me now
or if the answer's no;
She said they'll treat me decent,
my glass they'd surely fill,
And drink a health to the bride and groom
that work in the cotton mill.

And we walked along the dam,
and the birds sing loud and gay,
It's there I met me bonny brunette,
she stole me heart away;
Her cheeks they were like roses red,
and her skin as white as snow,
She is the darlin' of my heart,
the pride of Springfield Road.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an Irish traditional ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by The Navigators (Dance And Sing, trk#3, 2002, Trademark Distribution, St John's, NL, SOCAN).

See more songs by The Navigators.

A variant was recorded as The Pride Of Springfield Road by Connemara [1992-1997] (Near & Distant Shores, trk#6, 1995, Connemara Enterprises Ltd, St John's, NL, produced by Jason Whelan & Connemara and recorded at The Sound Solution, St John's, NL).

See more songs by Connemara.

Note: Belfast, Ireland, was at one time the largest exporter of cotton and linen in the world, a title later applied to Manchester, England. Springfield Road was one of the last cotton mills in Ireland.


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