Butcher Boy

Lyrics

In *Dublin Town where she did dwell
Lived a butcher boy she loved right well
He courted her, her life away
Because with her he would not stay

She wished her baby, that it was born
And smiling on it’s Daddy’s knee
Now that poor girl, she’s dead and gone
And o’er her grave the grass is long

He went upstairs and the door he broke
He found her hanging there from a rope
He took his knife and he cut her down
And in her pocket, these words he found

Go dig my grave, large wide and deep
A marble stone, place at my feet
And at my head, a turtle dove
To show the world I died for love

In Dublin Town where she did dwell
Lived a butcher boy she loved right well
He courted her, her life away
Because with her he would not stay
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* Sometimes sung “In Camden Street”

Dublin 1

Songs of Dublin


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County

Dublin

Song Themes

Love and romance

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