The Streets of Derry Lyrics

Cara Dillon


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman
album: Track 8 in album After the Morning
release date: 2006-2-27
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Celtic
length: 4:29

Cover Art

Cara Dillon After the Morning cover art
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After the morning there comes an evening
And after the evening another day
And after a false love there comes a true love
I'd have you listen now to what I say

I swear my love is the finest young man
As fair as any the sun shines on
But how to save him, I do not know it
For he has got a sentence to be hung

As he was marching the streets of Derry
I own he marched up right manfully
Being much more like a commanding officer
Than a man to die upon the gallows tree

"What keeps my love so long in coming
Oh what detains her so long from me
Or does she think it a shame or scandal
To see me die upon the gallows tree"

He looked around and he saw her coming
And she was dressed all in woolen fine
The weary steed that my love was riding
It flew more swiftly than the wind

Come down, come down from that cruel gallows
I've got your pardon from the king
And I'll let them see that they dare not hang you
And I'll crown my love with a bunch of green


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Never in a Million Years
  • 2 I Wish You Well
  • 3 Here's a Health
  • 4 Brockagh Braes
  • 5 Garden Valley
  • 6 October Winds
  • 7 Bold Jamie
  • 8 The Streets of Derry
  • 9 This Time
  • 10 The Snows They Melt the Soonest
  • 11 Walls
  • 12 Grace