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The Lass of Glenshee
Altan Lyrics

One morning in springtime as day was a-dawning
Bright Phoebus had risen from over the lea
I spied a fair maiden as homeward she wandered
From herding her flocks on the hills of Glenshee

I stood in amazement, says I, "Pretty fair maid
If you will come down to St. John's Town with me
There's ne'er been a lady set foot in my castle
There's ne'er been a lady dressed grander than thee"

A coach and six horses to go at your bidding
And all men that speak shall say "ma'am unto thee
Fine servants to serve you and go at your bidding
I'll make you my bride, my sweet lass of Glenshee

"Oh what do I care for your castles and coaches?
And what do I care for your gay grandeury?
I'd rather be home at my cot, at my spinning
Or herding my flocks on the hills of Glenshee"

"Away with such nonsense and get up beside me
E'er summer comes on my sweet bride you will be
And then in my arms I will gently caress thee"
'Twas then she consented, I took her with me

Seven years have rolled on since we were united
There's many's a change, but there's no change on me
And my love, she's as fair as that morn on the mountain
When I plucked me a wild rose on the hills of Glenshee


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Is that Kylemore Abbey at 2:05? It was designed by my great great grandfather, the architect James Franklin Fuller.

Marina G

MsPeperonata Sure looks like it.. how neat to be related! I've always loved the design of that place.. I had a poster of it when I was away at college. :)

mike kavanagh

Such a great voice from a Donegal Legend.

Tony Graffio

@Muriel Sh Gweedore

Muriel Sh


Miguel Gilbert

Irish Folk!! I love this song!!!



Rull Mourn

1:02 1:37..... John William Waterhouse paintings. the best Pre-Raphaelite painter in history.

Josué Max

Thanks, I always wanna know who is the painter of this arts... thanks again!

Lynn Lamont

Love the song and Altan

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