Ah why, Patrick Sarsfield, did we let your ships sail Away to French Flanders from green Innisfail? For far from your country you lie cold and low; Ah why, Patrick Sarsfield, ah, why did you go? We prayed, Patrick Sarsfield, to see you sail home, Your flag waving victory above the white foam. But still in our fetters, poor slaves we live on; For oh, Patrick Sarsfield, for oh, you are gone!
- by Alfred Perceval Graves (1846 - 1931) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Charles Villiers Stanford, Sir (1852 - 1924), "The lament", published [1882?] [voice and piano], from the collection Songs of Old Ireland. A Collection of Fifty Irish Melodies Unknown in England, no. 15, arrangement ; London, Boosey & Co. ; dedicated to Johannes Brahms, August 1882 [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson
This text was added to the website: 2015-04-08
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Word count: 72