Kathleen Casey, song

Maggie McGee, singing in English
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In county Clare in Ireland stands a tombstone o’er a grave
Beneath that tombstone lies one to whom love was once a slave
A true Irish maiden whom a lover did deceive
By cruelty deserting her upon her wedding eve.

To be true true to death to her he promised and he vowed
When they were lovers side by side and fond devotion proud
But those sacred vows he broke and he played the traitor’s part
And left sweet Kathleen Casey to die of a broken heart.

The wedding morn came round the one she loved so true
The weeks and months rolled by but where he went no one even knew
The lustre faded from her eyes and from her cheeks the bloom
And e’er six months had passed and gone her comrades had laid her in the tomb.