by Padraic Colum (1881 - 1972)

The terrible robber men
Language: English 
O ! I wish the sun was bright in the sky, 
And the fox was back in his den, O ! 

For always I'm hearing the passing by 
Of the terrible robber men, O ! 

O ! what does the fox carry over the rye 
When it's bright in the morn again, O ! 

And what is it making the lonesome cry 
With the terrible robber men, O ! 

O ! I wish the sun was bright in the sky, 
And the fox was back in his den, O ! 

For always I'm hearing the passing by 
Of the terrible robber men, O ! 

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This text was added to the website: 2009-01-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 104