Take me home to Mayo, across the Irish sea,
Home to dear old Mayo where once I roamed so free,
Take me home to Mayo, and let my body lie,
Home at last in Mayo, beneath an Irish sky.
My name is Michael Gaughan, from Ballina I came,
I saw my country suffering, and swore to break the chains,
I raised the flag in England, prepared to fight or die,
Far away from Mayo, beneath an Irish sky.
My body cold and hungry, in Parkhurst jail I lie,
For the loving of my country, on hunger strike I die,
I have just one last longing, I pray you'll not deny,
Bury me in Mayo, beneath an Irish sky.