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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