Brosna Town waltz

Also known as Dear Old Brosna Town.

There are 3 recordings of this tune.

Brosna Town has been added to 2 tune sets.

Brosna Town has been added to 6 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Brosna Town
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
"A" E|"D" F2 F "A" E2 D|"G" B2 B "D" A2 F|"D" F2 D "A" D2 E|"D" D3D2 A|
"G" B2 B B2 c|"G" d2 e d2 B|"D" A2 FF ED|"A" E3E2 A|
"G" B2 B B2 c|"G" d2 e d2 B|"D" A2 FF ED|"A" E3E2 D/E/|
"D" F2 F "A" E2 D|"G" B2 B "D" A2 F|"D" F2 D "A" D2 E|"D" D3D2||

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Brosna Town

As requested by member Eoghan O Leary in this discussion:

It’s really the melody of a song, rather than a tune in its own right. However, having said that, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be played as a session waltz - should you be so minded …

Brosna Town - Lyrics

Oh my dear old home, ‘neath the Kerry hills,
My thoughts are still with thee,
Although I’m in a foreign land,
Across the deep blue sea;
I’d long to stand, outside your door,
And watch the sun go down,
And hear the church bells tolling,
O’er my native Brosna Town.

By the old wood road, I’d long to stroll,
With its hedges tall and green,
By Hannon’s gate I would debate,
With some lovely fair colleen;
Or to take a walk, to Gurney’s Bridge,
On a Sunday afternoon,
Where oft I danced a polka set,
To the fiddler’s lively tune.

Old Carraiga leensha’s winding bend,
Is fancy too, I see,
The River Feale flows fast and clear,
‘Round Murphy’s elder tree;
Where many a romance was discussed,
From dark until the dawn,
And where I spent many a happy hour,
With my own darling colleen bawn.

On Knockaclarig’s famed hilltop,
I hope to stand once more,
I’ll view from Shannon Airport,
To the town of sweet Rathmore;
Back from the peaks of Cuddy’s Reeks,
To Killorglin on the Laune,
From Castlemaine to Coolegraine,
And home to Brosna Town.

Now to conclude, I’ll say God bless,
You mother and Ireland too,
I’ll ne’er forget, when both of you,
Just faded from my view;
But soon I will, return again,
And good times, we’ll put down
In that dear old home, by the old woodroad,
Three miles from Brosna Town.

Re: brosna town

@mix o Lydian thanks very much for that