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Rose of Tralee

By gingerdelight    
The pale moon was rising above the green mountain
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea
When I strayed with my love to the pure crystal fountain
That stands in beautiful vale of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
Yet, 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no! 'Twas the the truth in her eye ever beaming
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.
The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading
And Mary all smiling was listening to me
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee.
Though lovely and fair as the rose of the summer
Yet, 'twas not her beauty alone that won me
Oh no! 'Twas the the truth in her eye ever beaming
That made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

An Irish traditional folk song - and very apt as Dave and I are off to Tralee for a few days on Sunday. This will be my last upload until my return as I am doing a Craft Fair tomorrow - trying to sell some of my framed images, well these things have to be done you know!!! Wink

Thanks for all your continued support and I will catch up when we return.


Tags: Woman Statue Rose Ireland Digitally manipulated Poem Song Tralee

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Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
9 Mar 2012 2:45PM
Lovely work...........Sandy

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Alvar 9 23 2 France
9 Mar 2012 2:53PM
Great work and narrative.Enjoy the fairSmile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
9 Mar 2012 2:56PM
Enjoy. Grin

I'm desparately trying to remember how the tune goes, will have to You Tube it Grin

susanbarton 8 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 3:01PM
Well i am showing my age! When I was a child we had a 78 recording of this song by Webster Booth TongueWinkGrin I really loved it and was transported back in time when I read the words, thank you for that Carol. I really lovely image, hope you do well at the craft fair and have a lovely holiday

moiral 6 12 Scotland
9 Mar 2012 3:02PM
Lovely piece of work as usual Carol. Good luck with the sales and have a great holiday. Moira
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2012 3:36PM
beautiful work carol have a cracking break nice one Wink
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
9 Mar 2012 3:59PM
All the best for your Craft Fair, Carol, and enjoy Ireland, hope it doesn't rain Smile Carol
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
9 Mar 2012 4:09PM
What a wonderful creation, Carol Smile Hope you have a good trip Wink
Trev Smile
9 Mar 2012 4:48PM
good work again Carol ....hope you sell some tomorrow

ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
9 Mar 2012 4:52PM
Lovely image, Carol, but more importantly...all the best at the Craft Fair!!

Andrew SmileSmile
9 Mar 2012 5:30PM
A wonderful creation Carol.

7 10 10 England
9 Mar 2012 7:39PM
Have a lovely trip and I hope the sales are good tomorrow.Smile A lovely image to go with the song.
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
9 Mar 2012 11:24PM
Very romantic words here Carol,but don't you believe a word of them !!
She was actually a bit of a hussy with the sailors,
and they even named a warship after her called the Mary Rose !!
Twas the truth I say !!
luceombra 5 27 5 Italy
12 Mar 2012 8:14AM
really a lovely work
17 Mar 2012 9:21PM
Great work Carol and the best of luck with the craft fair Smile
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2012 11:34AM
Hope you are having a lovely time away. This is a lovely creation Carol
excellent creation carol,well done.ray
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
24 Mar 2012 3:53PM
I like what you have done here Carol,the way you have worked the rose into the image.
How ever I cant stand that tune,,,funny how something can grate on the nerves,,
The important thing is the image and how you have interpreted it,,in my opinion very nicely done in deed.

Hope you enjoyed your stay,

27 Mar 2012 1:05PM
Excellent creation

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