Cara Dillon, Sam Lakeman The Streets of Derry cover

The Streets of Derry
by & Sam Lakeman
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
November 20, 2007
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The Streets of Derry Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
After the morning there comes an evening
And after the evening another day
And after a false love there comes a true love
I'd have you listen now to what I say
Verse 2
I swear my love is the finest young man
As fair as any the sun shines on
But how to save him, I do not know it
For he has got a sentence to be hung
Verse 3
As he was marching the streets of Derry
I own he marched up right manfully
Being much more like a commanding officer
Than a man to die upon the gallows tree
Verse 4
"What keeps my love so long in coming
Oh what detains her so long from me
Or does she think it a shame or scandal
To see me die upon the gallows tree"
Verse 5
He looked around and he saw her coming
And she was dressed all in woolen fine
The weary steed that my love was riding
It flew more swiftly than the wind
Verse 6
Come down, come down from that cruel gallows
I've got your pardon from the king
And I'll let them see that they dare not hang you
And I'll crown my love with a bunch of green

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