The Unquiet Grave
The Dubliners Lyrics


The wind does blow today, my love,
A few small drops of rain;
Never had I had but one true-love,
In cold grave she is lain.
I'll do as much for my true-love,
As any young man may;
I'll sit and mourn all on her grave
A twelvemonth and a day.
The twelvemonth and a day being gone,
A voice spoke from the deep
'Who is it sits all on my grave,
And will not let me sleep?
'Tis I, tis I, thine own true-love
Who sits upon your grave;
For I crave one kiss from your sweet lips,
And that is all I seek.
You crave one kiss from my clay-cold lips;
But my breath is earthly strong;
Had you one kiss from my clay-cold lips,
Your time would not be long.
My time be low, my time be short
Tomorrow or today;
May God in heaven have all my soal
But I'll kiss your lips of clay.
"See down in yonder garden green,
Love, where we used to walk,
The sweetest flower that ever grew
Is withered to a stalk.
The stalk is withered dry, my love,
So will our hearts decay;
So make yourself content, my love,
Till death calls you away.

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

JacelynAgea

The wind doth blow
today my love
A few small drops of rain
Never have I had
but one true love
In cold clay she is laid

I'll do as much
for my true love
As any young man may
I'll sit and mourn
all on her grave
At twelve months and a day

The twelve months and the day being gone
A voice spoke from the deep
Who is it sits
all on my grave
And will not let me sleep

'Tis I, 'tis I,
Thine own true love
Who sits upon your grave
For I crave one kiss
from your sweet lips
And that is all I seek

You crave one kiss
from my clay cold lips
But my breath is earthy strong
Had you one kiss
from my clay cold lips
Your time would not be long

My time be long,
my time be short
Tomorrow or today
May God in heaven
have all my soul
But I'll kiss your lips of clay

See down in yonder garden green
Love where we used to walk
The sweetest flower
that ever grew
Is withered to the stalk

The stalk is withered dry my love
So will our hearts decay
So make yourself
content my love
Till death calls you away



All comments from YouTube:

roller325

I just shed tears to this and "The Night Visiting Song". My Dad's mind is going, and he's slowly dying infront of me, yet I'm powerless to stop it. I feel better after weeping for a while; thank you, Luke, thank you.

Lorna Whyte

Best Irish singer of all time 😍

PJ ORyan

Saddest love song youll ever hear sung by the very best Luke Kelly  RIP

Teddyb1939

Well said and I sure agree with you, this is magical.

Teddyb1939

This should be in everyones collection, Lovely song sung with feeling by a Genius.Great ,lovely LUKE KELLY. Clever great video,well done!!.

Birger bohm

how lucky we are - we can every day here all this wonderful songs performed by a true master. - and this one is one of the best. - Luke you will never die

Teddyb1939

Luke sounding magical singing this lovely song.

Teddyb1939

So much feeling in Luke's voice,great words,music but most of all the magic Luke.

Suzanne Katz

No one like Luke.Bless.

JacelynAgea

The wind doth blow
today my love
A few small drops of rain
Never have I had
but one true love
In cold clay she is laid

I'll do as much
for my true love
As any young man may
I'll sit and mourn
all on her grave
At twelve months and a day

The twelve months and the day being gone
A voice spoke from the deep
Who is it sits
all on my grave
And will not let me sleep

'Tis I, 'tis I,
Thine own true love
Who sits upon your grave
For I crave one kiss
from your sweet lips
And that is all I seek

You crave one kiss
from my clay cold lips
But my breath is earthy strong
Had you one kiss
from my clay cold lips
Your time would not be long

My time be long,
my time be short
Tomorrow or today
May God in heaven
have all my soul
But I'll kiss your lips of clay

See down in yonder garden green
Love where we used to walk
The sweetest flower
that ever grew
Is withered to the stalk

The stalk is withered dry my love
So will our hearts decay
So make yourself
content my love
Till death calls you away

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