The Streets of Derry And after morning there comes an evening, And after evening another day, And after false love there comes a true love, Come listen now to what I say. My love he is a handsome young man, As fair as any that the sun shone on, But how to win him I do not know, For now he has a sentence to be hung. As he walked out through the streets of Derry I'm sure he stood out right manfully; He looked more like a commanding officer Than a man to die upon the gallow's tree. "Oh, where's my love, she's so long in coming, And what detains her so long from me; Perhaps she thinks it's a shame, a scandal For a man to die upon the gallow's tree." He looked around and he saw her coming, As she rode swifter than the wind; She said, "I'll show them that they cannot hang you, And I'll crown my love with a bunch of green." JH APR99
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