As we gather in the chapel
Here in old Kilmainham Gaol
I think about these last few days
Will they say that we have failed?
From our school days
They have told us

We must yearn for liberty but all I want in this dark place
Is to have you here with me

Grace, I know it's hard for you
To ever understand
The love I bear
For these brave men
My love for this dear land
But when Padraic called me to his side
Down at the GPO
I had to leave my own sick bed
To him I had to go

Grace, just hold me in your arms
And let this moment linger
For they take me out at dawn
And I will die
With all my love, I place
This wedding ring upon your finger
We won't have time to share our love
For we must say goodbye

Now as the dawn is breaking
Sure my heart is breaking, too
As they lead me out to die
My thoughts will be of you
And I'll write some words
Upon the wall
So everyone will know
I loved so much that I could see
His blood upon the rose

Grace, just hold me in your arms
And let this moment linger
For they take me out at dawn
And I will die
With all my love, I place
This wedding ring upon your finger
We won't have time to share our love
For we must say goodbye


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