"Oh Kitty, my darling, remember
That the doom will be mine if I stay,
'Tis far better to part though it's hard to
Than to rot in their prison away."

So softly he then kissed her pale lips
'Twas the same story over and 'oer.
"Hush Mavourneen, the police are watching
And you know that I must go ashore."

"In a day I'll be over the mountain
There'll be time enough left for to cry
So goodnight and god guard you forever
And write to me, won't you, goodbye."