When all beside a vigil keep,|
The Wests asleep, the Wests asleep
Alas! and well may Erin weep
When Connacht lies in slumber deep.
There lake and plain smile fair and free,
Mid rocks their guardian chivalry.
Sing, Oh! let man learn liberty
From crashing wind and lashing sea.
2. That chainless wave and lovely land
3. For often, in OConnors van,|
To triumph dashed each Connacht clan,
And fleet as deer the Normans ran
Thro Corrsliabh Pass and Ardrahan;
And later times saw deeds as brave,
And glory guards Clanricardes grave,
Sing, Oh! they died their land to save
At Aughrims slopes and Shannons wave.
4. And if, when all a vigil keep,
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