Irish Song Lyrics for: Wests Awake

Irish Music - Song and Ballad Lyrics

Home Irish Lyrics home Titles beginning A B C D EF G H I JK L MN O PQR S T UVWXYZ Support Search Voucher Codes

Share page  Visit Us On FB

West's Awake, The
Thomas Osbourne Davis

When all beside a vigil keep,
The West's asleep, the West's 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.

That chainless wave and lovely land
Freedom and nationhood demand;
Be sure the great God never planned
For slumb'ring slaves a home so grand.
And long a brave and haughty race
Honoured and sentinelled the place.
Sing, Oh! not even their sons' disgrace
Can quite destroy their glory's trace.

For often, in O'Connor's 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 Clanricard's grave,
Sing, Oh! they died their land to save
At Aughrim's slopes and Shannon's wave.

And if, when all a vigil keep,
The West's asleep! the West's asleep!
Alas! and well may Erin weep
That Connacht lies in s1umber deep.
But, hark! a voice like thunder spake,
The West's awake! the West's awake!
Sing, Oh! hurrah! let England quake,
We'll watch till death for Erin's sake
Download song lyrics as PDF file For Printing etc.(no ads)
Download song lyrics as RTF file For editing / printing with Word and other editing software.
Download song lyrics as PNG graphics For inclusion in DTP etc.