An Irish Love Song, Op. 22


"An Irish Love Song," Op. 22 was one of Margaret Ruthven Lang's most popular songs. The author of the text is unknown.

"An Irish Love Song," Op. 22 is published by Classical Vocal Repertoire in three different keys. It is also published by Hildegard Publishing Company in the volume Five Songs.

The recording of "An Irish Love Song," Op. 22 provided in the audio player to the right is from tenor Donald George and pianist Lucy Mauro's album of Margaret Ruthven Lang songs, Love is Everywhere. To play the track, click on the track itself.


O the time is long, Mavourneen,
Till I come again, O Mavourneen;
An' the months are slow to pass, Mavourneen,
Till I hold thee in my arms, O Mavourneen!

Shall I see thine eyes, Mavourneen,
Like the hazel buds, O Mavourneen;
Shall I touch thy dusky hair, Mavourneen,
With it's shim'rin glint o' gold, O Mavourneen?

O my love for thee, Mavourneen,
Is a bitter pain, O Mavourneen;
Keep thy heart aye true to me, Mavourneen,
I should die but for thy love, O Mavourneen.

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