The Female Convict

by Landless

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Sourced from The Shenandoah Harmony, published by The Shenandoah Harmony Publishing Company, Boyce VA, 2012.


O sleep not, my babe, for the morn of tomorrow
Shall soothe me to slumber more tranquil than thine;
The dark grave shall shield me from shame and from sorrow,
Tho' the deeds and the doom of the guilty are mine.

Not long shall the arms of affection enfold thee;
Not long shalt thou hang on thy mother's fond breast;
And who with the eye of delight shall behold thee,
And watch thee, and guard thee, when I am at rest!


released February 24, 2015
Words by Thomas Dale (1819), music composed and arranged by Robert Boyd (c.1822)

Recorded and mixed by Ross Turner and Brendan Jenkinson at the National Conert Hall, Dublin, on the 22nd February 2015.



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Landless are Lily Power, Meabh Meir, Ruth Clinton and Sinead Lynch. Formed in 2013 and based in Dublin and Belfast, they sing unaccompanied traditional songs in four-part harmony.

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