Friday, October 31, 2014

Tim Browne Of Kanturk

As a teenager a carefree lad of Kanturk Town
Now a stocky built fellow in his sixties of bushy beard and fuzzy greying hair of brown
As a famous bouzouki player and singer of old ballads he is known far and wide
Many miles beyond the borders of Duhallow's green countryside

As a singer of very old songs one admired and widely known
One can say of Tim Browne he is in a class of his own
He knows the words of hundreds of old ballads that in pubs and clubs he does sing
Great joy to lovers of traditional song the Kanturk singer does bring

With the finest of traditional singers Tim Browne does compare
People like him nowadays in Ireland to say the least rare
In an age when old ways are dying traditional singers becoming an endangered breed
And of far more of their kind the Human World is in need

Of the singers of the old songs of Ireland one of the last of the line
His rendition of the famous Dan Sheahan song 'The Girl Of Glashakeenleen' is a favourite of mine
The words of hundreds of old songs he is one who does know
Tim Browne of Kanturk where the old Allow flow.

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