No warning flare screamed through the air
A light in wind and rain
The granite teeth of Mizen Reef
Had risen once again
Many a mast was broken
Many a spire was saved
Many a ship was pulled below
Down to its watery grave

In Village Bar and houses far
They answered to the cry
At the door of number four
She kissed her love goodbye
Oh, many a man was woken
Many a soul to save
Many a mother’s son
Drew whiskey from that watery grave

They launched the boat and once afloat
They headed for the wreck
Past the key, that troubled sea
Crashed down upon their deck
Many a crash they took
Many an icy wave
Many a time it tried
To take them to a watery grave

Those ain’t so proud they prayed aloud
“Save us from the foam.”
But no one heard a single word
For none would make it home
Many a hope they had
Many a try they gave
Many a fear those fishermen
Went to his watery grave

That raging sea, no place to be
On that stormy night
From the shore the young ones saw them
Lose their gallant fight
Oh, many a heart was broken
Many a one so brave
Many a woman watched her love
Go to his watery grave

No flowers lay upon the bay
No stone to mark the place
The only shrine that you will find
Are the teardrops on her face
Oh, many a heart was broken
Many were lost, so brave
Many a dream was laid to rest
Down in that watery grave
Oh, many a heart was broken
Many were lost, so brave
Many a heart was laid to rest
Down in that watery grave


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Watery Grave song meanings
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