The briar and the rose    (video)

 

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1. I fell asleep down by a stream,

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    and there I had the strangest dream.

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    and down by Brennan's Glenn there grows a briar and a rose.

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    There's a tree in the forest and I don't know where,

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    I built a nest out of your hair,

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    and climbing up into the air, a briar and a rose.

 

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2. Well, I don't know how long it's been,

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    but I was born in Brennan's Glenn,

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    and near the end of spring there grows the briar and the rose.

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    I picked the rose one early morn, I pricked my finger on a thorn,

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    they'd grown so close their winding wove, the briar and the rose.

 

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3. I tried to tear them both apart, I felt a bullet through my heart,

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    and all dressed up in spring’s new clothes, the briar and the rose.

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    And when I'm buried and in my grave, tell me, so I may know,

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    your tears may fall to make love grow, the briar and the rose.

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    And when I'm buried and in my grave, tell me, so I may know,

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    your tears may fall to make love grow, the briar and the rose.

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (Celtic Wonder)