Roisin My Roisin Lyrics And Chords
Roisin being a very famous name in Ireland means there were plenty of songs written using the name Roisin, most were in the folk tradition. Roisin Dubh song stands out for me every time I hear the name.
It's a long time now since first we met when I was but a child.
I felt you were just mine alone, for I loved you all the while.
In those days when I was oh so young, I could not understand
Why so many others loved you too and tried to take your hand.
Oh, Roisin, my Roisin, I know you know just what I mean,
And I feel love and sadness when I think of you, Roisin.
And down the years in words and song your lovers reminisced.
We dream our old familiar dreams of the Lady in the Mist.
Yet still today we will not ask what you want us to do.
Why do we hurt the ones we love and claim to love you too?
Oh, the years pass by as I grow old, but you remain still young.
There's one regret within my heart that we never were as one.
But one thing I can say for sure in all your future days:
You'll know the pain of love because we loved in different ways.
Intro. chords as played by The Barleycorn
G Bm C Am D G
[G]It's a long time now since first we met [C]when I was[D] but a child.
I felt you [Am]were just mine alone, [D]for I loved [G]you all the whi[D]le.
In those [G]days when I was oh so young, I [C]could not underst[G]and
Why [D]so many others [G]loved you [C]too and tried to [D]take your [G]hand.
Oh, Roisin, my [D]Roisin, I know you know just [G]what I mean,
And I feel love and [C]sadness [D]when I think of [G]you, Roisin.[C][G]
And [G]down the years in words and song [C]your lovers remin[D]isced.
We dream [Am]our old familiar [D]dreams of the [G]Lady in the[D] Mist.
Yet [G]still today we will not ask what [C]you want us to [G]do.
Why [D]do we hurt the [G]ones we [C]love and claim to [D]love you [D]too?
Oh, [G]Roisin, my [D]Roisin, I know you know just [G]what I mean,
And I feel love and [C]sadness [Am]]when I [D]think of you, Roi[G]sin.
Oh, [G]the years pass by as I grow old, [C]but you remain [D]still young.
There's one re[Am]gret within my [D]heart that [G]we never were as [D]one.
But [G]one thing I can say for sure in [C]all your future [G]days:
You'll [D]know the pain of [G]love because we [C]loved in [D]different [G]ways.[D]