Lassie O'mine
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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I love a lassie as fair as can be
And she dwells were the blue grass grows
Far in old ireland she's waiting for me
She's a lassie that ev'ry one knows

Day is dying and night is near
Only one sweet voice I hear
And I hear her calling
Soft and low
Tis a lassie who loves me so

Day is dying and night is near
Only one sweet voice I hear
And I hear her calling




Soft and low
Tis a lassie who loves me so

Overall Meaning

In Jimmie Rodgers's song "Lassie O'mine," the singer expresses his love for a beautiful young woman who lives in Ireland. He describes her as fair and well-known, and he longs to be reunited with her. The melancholic tone of the song is set by the repeated refrain of "Day is dying and night is near," which emphasizes the passing of time and the singer's separation from his beloved.


As the day fades into night, the singer hears the voice of his lassie calling to him, soft and low. It is clear that she holds a special place in his heart, as the only voice he longs to hear. The song ends with a reiteration of her love, reminding us of the distance between the singer and his love, but also the unbreakable bond that persists.


Overall, "Lassie O'mine" is a beautiful and poignant love song that captures the feeling of being separated from someone you love. It is a testament to the power of love to transcend distance and time, and an enduring reminder of the importance of holding onto those we care about most.


Line by Line Meaning

I love a lassie as fair as can be
I am fond of a beautiful woman


And she dwells where the blue grass grows
She lives in a place where the grass is blue


Far in old Ireland, she's waiting for me
She is anxiously waiting for me in Ireland


She's a lassie that everyone knows
She is popular and known to all


Day is dying and night is near
The day is ending and night is approaching


Only one sweet voice I hear
I can only hear one lovely voice


And I hear her calling, soft and low
I hear her calling me in a gentle and quiet tone


Tis a lassie who loves me so
It is the woman whom I love and who loves me deeply




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Written by: FRED BOWLES, EDWARD J WALT

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