The Irish folksong performed by Jamie’s Trio.
Listen to Red is the Rose here.
It’s not for the parting of my sister Kate
It’s not for the love of my mother
It’s all for the loss of my bonny blue-eyed lad
That I’m leavin my homeland forever
Jamie sings the timeless Irish ballad,
with Michael Smith on guitar.
Featuring Bob Weber, cello
with Peter Swenson, guitar and John Floeter, bass.
On “Souvenir.” Recorded 2008
Private studio recording, Peter Swenson engineer
Selected by WFMT Midnight Special as a best Valentine song.
Copyright J. O’Reilly Productions
Meg and Jamie did a home video singing this song in March 2021
and Meg playing guitar. See it here: