Thank You for Hearing Me: The Definitive Sinéad O'Connor Discography

“Sweet Thames Flow Softly”

by Christy Moore

Composed by Ewan MacColl

1 version


Uncovered video collection


(Source: as heard)

I met my love near Woolwich Pier
Beneath the big crane standing.
All the love I felt for her,
It passed all understanding.
Tuckers sailing on the river,
Flow, sweet river, flow.
London Town was mine to give her,
Sweet Thames, flow softly.
Made the Thames into a crown,
Flow, sweet river, flow.
Made a brooch of silver town,
Sweet Thames, flow softly.
From Shadwell Dock to Nine Elms Reach
We cheek-to-cheek were dancing,
Her necklace, made of London Bridge,
Her beauty was enhancing.
Kissed her once at Wapping.
Flow, sweet river, flow.
After that, there was no stopping.
Sweet Thames, flow softly.
Gave a Richmond Park to twist
Flow, sweet river, flow.
Into a bracelet for her wrist,
Sweet Thames, flow softly.
But now, alas, the tide has changed,
My love, she has gone from me.
Winter's frost has touched my heart,
And put a blight upon me.
Creeping fog is on the river,
Flow, sweet river, flow.
Sun and moon and stars gone with her,
Sweet Thames, flow softly.
Swift the Thames flows to the sea,
Flow, sweet river, flow.
Bearing ships and part of me,
Sweet Thames, flow softly.

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