Melody -

1. As we gather in the chapel
Here in Old Kilmainham Jail
I think about these past few days,
Oh will they say we've failed.

2. From our schooldays they have told us
We must yearn for liberty
Yet all I want in this dark place
Is to have you here wlth me.

O Grace just hold me in your arms
And let this moment linger,
they take me out at dawn and I will die

3. With all my love I place
This wedding ring upon your finger
There won't be time to share our love
For we must say goodbye.
  4. Now I know it's hard for you
My love to ever understand
the love I bear for these brave men,
My love for this dear land.

5. But when Padhraic called me to his side
Down in the GPO
I had to leave my own sick bed,
To him I had to go.

6. Now as the dawn is breaking,
my heart is breaking too
On this May morn as I walk out
My thoughts will be of you.

7. And I'll write some words upon the wall
So everyone wlll know
I love so much that I could see
His blood upon the rose.

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