Since Maggie Went Away

Sean O'Casey

No more I'll stroll no more I'll stroll along a boreen
Or see the scarlet poppies flame amid the corn green
No more beneath the hedge I'll watch
The butterflies at play
For my heart is filled with woe with woe
Since Maggie went away

The sweet wild rose
The sweet wild rose
That loved to see us there
And seemed to bid us hope, now droops
And tells us to despair
The linnet sings his song unheard
Perched on a leafy spray
Oh my heart is filled with woe with woe
Since Maggie went away

The gentle flowers the gentle flowers
Their happy charm is fled
And now they seem like blossoms, strewn
Above the silent dead
The symbols now of sorrow deep
And life's swift sure decay
For my heart is filled with woe with woe
Since Maggie went away

The heartless sun the heartless sun
With splendour gilds the skies
And mocks with smiling beams a heart
That now can only sigh
Shine on bright sun shine on while I
Could curse thy proud display
Oh my heart is filled with woe with woe
Since Maggie went away

Then welcome grief then welcome grief
As warm true hearted friend
For though all things befallst still
Thou are grateful to the end '
And now I'll walk along with thee
Till life turns into clay
For my heart is filled with woe with woe
Since Maggie went away
For my heart is filled with woe with woe
Since Maggie went away

Can be found on the album Time For Touching Home