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Lullaby of a Woman of the Mountain (Author: Pádraic H. Pearse)
- 1] Little gold head, my house's candle,
2] You will guide all wayfarers that walk this mountain.
- 2] Little soft mouth that my breast has known,
4] Mary will kiss you as she passes.
- 5] Little round cheek, O smoother than satin,
6] Jesus will lay His hand on you.
- 7] Mary's kiss on my baby's mouth,
8] Christ's little hand on my darling's cheek!
- 9] House, be still, and ye little grey mice,
10] Lie close to-night in your hidden lairs.
- 11] Moths on the window, fold your wings,
12] Little black chafers, silence your humming.
- 13] Plover and curlew, fly not over my house,
14] Do not speak, wild barnacle, passing over this mountain.
- 15] Things of the mountain that wake in the night-time,
16] Do not stir to-night till the daylight whitens!