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When all beside a vigil keep
The West's asleep, the West's asleep
Alas! And well may Erin weep
When Connacht lies in slumber deep
There lakes and plains smile fair and free
'Mid rocks their guardian chivalry
Sing "Oh, let man learn liberty
From crashing wind and lashing sea"

For often in O'Connor's van
To triumph dashed each Connacht clan
And fleet as deer the Normans ran
Through Corrsliabh Pass and Ardrahan
And later times saw deeds as brave
For glory guards Clanricard's grave
Sing "Oh, they died their land to save
At Aughrim's slopes and Shannon's wave"

And if, when all a vigil keep
The West's asleep! The West's asleep!
Alas! And well may Erin weep
That Connacht lies in slumber deep
But, hark! A voice like thunder spake
The West's awake! The West's awake!
Sing, "Oh! Hurrah! Let England quake!
We'll watch 'til dead for Erin's sake"



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