The Meeting of the Waters – lyrics and chords

The lyrics to The Meeting of the Waters were originally written as a poem by the great Irish songwriter Thomas Moore. The lyrics describe a beauty spot in the Vale of Avoca. Moore reflects on the good times he spent there with friends. Moore’s lyrics were set to a traditional Irish melody called The Old Head of Dennis.

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D 
There is not in this  
G 
wide world a  
A7 
valley so  
D 
sweet
 
As that  
G 
vale in whose  
D 
bosom the bright waters  
A7 
meet,
 
Oh! the  
G 
last rays of fee
D 
ling and life must de
A7 
part
 
Ere the  
D 
bloom of that  
G 
valley shall  
A7 
fade from  
G 
my 
 
 
A7 
heart.
 
Ere the  
D 
bloom of that  
G 
valley shall  
A7 
fade 
 
 
G 
my 
 
 
D 
heart.

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Yet it was not that Nature had shed o’er the scene
Her purest of crystal and brightest of green
‘Twas not her soft magic of streamlet or hill
Oh! no, it was something more exquisite still.

‘Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom were near
Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear
And who felt that the best charms of nature improve
When we see them reflected from looks that we love.

Sweet Vale of Avoca! how calm could I rest,
In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best
Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.

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[D]There is not in this [G]wide world a [A7]valley so [D]sweet
As that [G]vale in whose [D]bosom the bright waters [A7]meet,
Oh! the [G]last rays of fee[D]ling and life must de[A7]part
Ere the [D]bloom of that [G]valley shall [A7]fade from [G]my [A7]heart.
Ere the [D]bloom of that [G]valley shall [A7]fade [G]my [D]heart.

Yet it was not that Nature had shed o’er the scene
Her purest of crystal and brightest of green
‘Twas not her soft magic of streamlet or hill
Oh! no, it was something more exquisite still.

‘Twas that friends, the beloved of my bosom were near
Who made every dear scene of enchantment more dear
And who felt that the best charms of nature improve
When we see them reflected from looks that we love.

Sweet Vale of Avoca! how calm could I rest,
In thy bosom of shade, with the friends I love best
Where the storms that we feel in this cold world should cease
And our hearts, like thy waters, be mingled in peace.

Meeting of the Waters
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Meeting of the Waters lyrics and chords

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