Living History Association

35th Alabama Infantry & 73rd Indiana Infantry Regiment

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Kathleen Mavourneen

Lyrics by Mrs. Crawford, composed by Frederick Crouch, and published in 1837.

Kathleen Mavourneen the gray dawn is breaking
the horn of the hunter is heard on the hill
the lark from her light wing the bright dew is shaking

Kathleen Mavourneen what slumbering still
Oh hast thou forgotten how soon we must sever?
Oh hast thou forgotten the day we must part?
It may be for years and it may be forever
the why art thou silent thou voice of my heart?
It may be for years and it may be forever
the why art thou silent Kathleen Mavourneen

Kathleen Mavourneen awake from thy slumbers
the blue mountains glow in the sun's golden light
Ah! Where is the spell that once hung on my numbers?
Arise in thy beauty thou star of my night
Mavourneen, Mavourneen my sad tears are falling
to think that from Erin and thee I must part
It may be for years and it may be forever
the why art thou silent Kathleen Mavourneen