Kathleen Mavourneen! the grey dawn is breaking,
The horn of the Hunter is heard on the hill
The lark from her light wing the bright dew is shaking
Kathleen Mavourneen! what slumbering still,
Oh hast thou forgotten how soon we must sever.
Oh hast thou forgotten this day we must part,
It may be for Years, and it might be for ever
Oh why art thou silent, thou voice of my heart,
It may be for Years it may be for ever,
Then art thou silent Kathleen Mavourneen.
Kathleen Mavourneen! Awake from thy slumbers,
The blue mountains glow in the Suns golden light,
Ah! where is the spell that once hung on my numbers,
Arise in thy beauty, thou star of my night
Arise in thy beauty thou star of my night.
Mavourneen, Mavourneen, my sad tears are falling,
To think that from Erin and thee I must part,
It may be for years, and it may be for ever,
Then why art thou silent thou voice of my heart,
It may be for Years and it may be for ever,
Then why art thou silent Kathleen Mavourneen.
Crouch, F. Nicholls; Crawford, Louisa McCartney; and Hayes, Catherine, "Kathleen Mavourneen" (1850). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 826.
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