From the album Ballads Rule OK

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Lyrics

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
Her lake and plain smile fair and free
Mid rocks their guardian chivalry
Sing oh, let man learn liberty
From crashing winds and lashing sea
That chainless wave and lovely land, freedom and nationhood demand
Be sure the great God never planned, for slumbering 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 glories trace
For often in O’Connors Van, to triumph dashed each Connacht clan
And fleet as deer the Normans ran, through Corr Sliabh 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, when Connacht lies in slumber 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 to death for Erin’s sake