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

“Factory Girl (feat. Sinéad O'Connor)”

by The Chieftains

1 version


Tears of Stone album


(Source: as heard)

As I went out walking
One fine summer morning,
The birds in the bushes
Did whistle and sing.
The lads and the lassies
In couples were courtin,'
Going back to the factory
Their work to begin.
He spied one among them;
she was fairer than many.
Her cheeks like the red rose
That blooms in the spring.
Her hair like the lily
That grows in yon valley.
She was only a hard-working
Factory girl.
He sets up beside her,
More closely to view her.
She says, "My young man,
Don't steer me so.
I've gold in my pocket
And silver as well.
No more will I answer
That factory call."

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