“Oh, the wind was sighing
And the day was dying
As the lag lay crying
In his prison cell
And that auld triangle went jingle-jangle,
All along the banks of the royal canal.
In the women’s prison,
There are seventy women
And I wish it was with them,
That I did dwell
Then that auld triangle could go jingle-jangle
All along the banks of the royal canal.”
Written by Dominic Behan. Covered by the Pogues, Dropkick Murphys, and many more.
Listen to a great version here.