Wake Up Liverpool

Liverpool slumbering
beside the Mersey
The ships are coming.
Can you hear the cries
of the Irish mother
as her baby dies?
The ships are coming
as you slumber on this
silent night.
The mournful Irish Sea
receives its beloved own
and Gaelec lamentation
rises through the mist
The ships are coming
Liverpool wake up
Open your arms.

By Kath Boyle