Irish wake
Language: English 
In the dark they fell a crying
for the dead who'd gone away,
and you could hear the drowsy wailing
of those compelled to stay --
but when the sun rose, making
All the door yard white and clear
the mourners got up smilling,
happy they were here.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-09-07
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