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Bendemeer's Stream - John Charles Thomas

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Published on Jan 10, 2008

John Charles Thomas {1891-1960}singing Bendemeer's Stream. Recorded 24th August 1939.
Tommy O'Brien played it on his RTE programme, that ran for 40 years.

There's a bower of roses, by Bendemeer's Stream,
And the nightingale sings 'round it all the day long.
In the time of my childhood 'Twas like a sweet dream,
To sit in the roses And hear the bird's song.
That bow'r and its music I ne'er can forget,
But of when alone In the bloom of the year
I think, "Is the nightingale singing there yet?"
Are the roses still bright by the calm Bendemeer?"

No, the roses soon withered that hung o'er the wave,
But some blossoms were gathered While freshly they shone,
And the dew was distilled from the flowers, that gave
All the fragrance of summer - when summer is gone.
Thus memory draws from delight ere it dies,
An essence that breathes of it many a year.
Thus, bright to my soul as 'twas then to my eyes,
Is that bow'r on the banks of the calm Bendemeer.

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • John Charles Thomas|Frank Patterson|John McCormack
  • Album

    • 3 Great Tenors
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Beaumex)

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