5. In Shame

By Sean McCarthy. Very sad story about a woman who is pregnant without being married. She is treated very cruel and sees no way out. Apparently it is a true story, it happened to someone very close to Sean McCarthy.

Lyrics:

They whisper their stories, they glance with the eye
They look over my shoulder when I pass them by
And my father and mother, they treat me the same
Oh hear the nightingale crying in shame love in shame

Cling to me tight love, take hold of my hand
and the road it is long love and harsh is the land
It’s the cross we must carry for having no name
Oh hear the nightingale crying in shame love in shame

I have wings to my feet and of love I have dreamt
And the moon and the stars oh how friendly they seemed
The touch of his hand in the soft summer rain
Oh hear the nightingale crying in shame love in shame

Now once in the starlight when he held me close
Down by the green maddow there grows the wild rose
and the wind sang of love oh how soft it’s refrain
Oh hear the nightingale crying in shame love in shame

hush little darling, we soon will be there
and the blanket of love will surround you with care
no wild tongues of whisper, you will never feel pain
Oh hear the nightingale crying in shame love in shame

The meek wil inherit, I curse this decree
And suffers small children will come onto me
And the sinns of your father on your head will be laying
Oh hear the nightingale crying in shame love in shame

how mute are the birds now my bonnie young boy
how deep is the river, how silent your cry
Let the water baptise you then we’ll both bare a name
Oh hear the nightingale sing there’s no shame no shame





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