All around my hat
(Brady - O'Casey)

All round my hat I will wear a green ribbon,
All round my hat o' for twelve months and a day,
And if anyone should ask me,
The reason why I'm wearing it,
It's all for my true love,
Who's far, far away.

My love she was fair,
And my love she was kindly,
And many were the happy hours,
Between my love and me,
I never could refuse her,
Whatever she'd a mind to,
And now she's far away,
Far o'er the stormy sea.


Will my love be true,
And will my love be faithful,
Or will she find another man,
To court her where she's gone,
The men will all run after her,
So pretty and so graceful,
And leave me here lamenting,
Lamenting all alone.