The Snowy Breasted Pearl lyrics and chords

The chords to The Snowy Breasted Pearl are presented in the key of D. The lyrics are about a man who longs for a woman who will never be his.

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D 
There’s a colleen  
G 
fair as  
D 
May for a year and for a  
A 
day
 
I have  
D 
sought by every  
G 
way her  
A 
heart to  
D 
gain.
 
There’s no art of  
G 
tongue or  
D 
eye, fond youths with maidens  
A 
try
 
But I’ve  
D 
tried with ceaseless  
G 
sigh yet  
A 
tried in  
D 
vain
 
If to France or far off  
A(F#m) 
Spain she’d  
D(Bm) 
cross the watery  
A 
main
 
To  
Em 
see her face a
Em7 
gain the seas I’d  
A-A7 
brave
 
And  
D 
if ’tis heav
G 
ens 
 
de
D 
cree that mine she may not  
A 
be
 
May the  
D 
Son of Mary  
G 
me in  
A 
mercy 
 
 
D 
save

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Oh thou blooming milk-white dove
To whom I’ve given my love
Do not ever thus reprove
My constancy

There are maidens would be mine
With wealth in land and kine,
If my heart would but incline
To turn from thee

But a kiss with welcome bland
And touch of thy fair hand
Is all that I demand
Would’st thou not spurn

For if not mine dear girl
Oh snowy breasted pearl
May I never from the fair
With life return

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[D]There’s a colleen [G]fair as [D]May for a year and for a [A]day
I have [D]sought by every [G]way her [A]heart to [D]gain.
There’s no art of [G]tongue or [D]eye, fond youths with maidens [A]try
But I’ve [D]tried with ceaseless [G]sigh yet [A]tried in [D]vain

If to France or far off [A(F#m)]Spain she’d [D(Bm)]cross the watery [A]main
To [Em] see her face a[Em7]gain the seas I’d [A-A7]brave
And [D]if ’tis heav[G]ens de[D]cree that mine she may not [A]be
May the [D]Son of Mary [G]me in [A]mercy [D]save

Oh thou blooming milk-white dove
To whom I’ve given my love
Do not ever thus reprove
My constancy

There are maidens would be mine
With wealth in land and kine,
If my heart would but incline
To turn from thee

But a kiss with welcome bland
And touch of thy fair hand
Is all that I demand
Would’st thou not spurn

For if not mine dear girl
Oh snowy breasted pearl
May I never from the fair
With life return

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