What do I want to say dear sister ?
What do I want to say ?
That the wind and rain ceased today
And small clouds sat in a clear blue sky ?
That the air on cheeks, gently pinched,
Was crisp, wintry fresh and clear ?
What have I got to say dear sister ?
What have I got to say?
That all around were joyful birds
Singing from bush and tree ?
That beneath bare branches, beginning to peep,
Were the snowdrop and the daffodil ?
What do I need to say dear sister ?
What do I need to say ?
That as I walked across the Bridge,
The things we had to do being done,
The Suir flowed quietly, glassy calm,
Reflecting clear our city’s lights ?
What do I ache to say dear sister?
What do I ache to say?
That all the while life moves on
Though you are gone two years.
That you should know we try our best
To mind the folk you loved so dear.