Archive for November 18th, 2013

Monday, 18 November 2013

Song by Winifred Mary Letts

If you let Sorrow in on you.
Surely she’ll stay,
Sitting there by the hearth
Till you wish her away.

If you see the grey cloak of her
Down the boreen,
Let you close the door softly
And wait there unseen.

For if she comes in on you
Never you’ll part,
Till the fire burns out
In the core of your heart.

From: Letts, W M, Songs From Leinster, 1920, John Murray: London, p. 101.
(http://archive.org/stream/cu31924013639541#page/n115/mode/2up)

Date: 1913

By: Winifred Mary Letts (1882-1972)