Here you will find the Poem An Old Song Re-sung of poet Padraic Colum
As I went down through Dublin city At the hour of twelve of the night, Who did I see but a Spanish lady Washing her feet by candle light. First she washed them, Then she dried them, All by a fire of amber coals, In all my life I never did see A maid so neat about the soles. I asked her would she come a-walking, And we went on where the small bats flew, A coach I called then to instate her, And on we went till the grey cocks crew. Combs of amber In her hair were, And her eyes had every spell, In all my life I never did see A maid whom I could love so well. But when I came to where I found her, And set her down from the halted coach, Who was there waiting, his arms folded, But that fatal swordsman, Tiger Roache? Then blades were out, And 'twas thrust and cut, And never wrist gave me more affright, Till I lay low upon the floor Where she stood holding the candle light. But, O ye bucks of Dublin city, If I should see at twelve of the night, In any chamber, such lovely lady Washing her feet by candle light, And drying o'er Soles neat as hers, All by a fire of amber coal Your blades be dimmed! I'd whisper her, And take her for a midnight stroll!