add artist photo
Sinead O'connor
Add Explanation
Add Meaning
Sinead O'connor

The Butcher Boy lyrics

$album_name
$date_release
$writer_name
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Sinead O'connor – The Butcher Boy lyrics

The Butcher Boy


In Dublin town
Where I did dwell
A butcher boy
I loved so well
He courted me
My life away
And now with me
He will not stay

I wish I wish
But I wish in vain
I wish I was
A maid again
But a maid again
I ne'er can be
Till apples grow
On an ivy tree

She went upstairs
To go to bed
And calling to
Her mother said
Bring me a chair
Till I sit down
And a pen and ink
Till I write down

I wish I wish
But I wish in vain
I wish I was
A maid again
But a maid again
I ne'er can be
Till apples grow
On an ivy tree

He went upstairs
And the door he broke
And found her hanging
From her rope
He took his knife
And cut her down
And in her pocket
These words he found:

"oh, make my grave
Large, wide and deep
Put a marble stone
At my head and feet
And in the middle
A turtle dove
So the world may know
I died of love".



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sinead_oconnor/the_butcher_boy.html

  • Email
  • Correct

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.

      Featuredlyrics

      Explain