"The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"

The first time ever I saw your face

I thought the sun rose in your eyes

And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave

To the dark and endless skies, my love

To the dark and empty skies

The first time ever I kissed your mouth

I felt the earth move in my hands

Like the trembling heart of a captive bird

That was there at my command, my love

That was there at my command

The first time I ever lay with you

And felt your heart so close to mine

And I knew our joy would fill the world

And would last till the end of time, my love

It would last till the end of time

The first time ever I saw your face

Your face, your face

Oh Danny boy, the pipes,

the pipes are calling

From glen to glen,

and down the mountain side

The summer's gone,

and all the flowers are falling

'Tis you, 'tis you

must go and I must bide

But come ye back

when summer's in the meadow

Or when the valley's hushed

and white with snow'

Tis I'll be there

in sunshine or in shadow

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy,

And when you come,

and all the flowers are dying

If I am dead,

as dead I may well be

Ye'll come and find

a place where I am lying

And kneel and say

an "Ave" there for me

And I shall hear,

though soft your tread above me

And all my grave

shall warmer sweeter be

For you will bend

and tell me that you love me

And I shall rest

But if I live

and should you die for Ireland

Let not your dying thoughts

be just of me

But say a prayer to God

for our dearest Island

I know He'll hear

and help to set her free

And I will take your pike

and place my dearest

And strike a blow,

though weak the blow may be

Twill help the cause

to which your heart was nearest

Oh Danny Boy, Oh, Danny boy

I love you so.