On the ocean o‘he  
Waves in motion o‘ho  
Not but clouds could we see  
O’er the blue sea below  
Islay loomin‘ o‘he  
In the gloin‘ o‘ho  
Our ship’s compass set we  
And our lights we did show  
Leis a Lurrighan o`he     
Leis a Lurrighan o`ho 
In the grey dark of evening  
O’er the waves let us go 
Aros passing o‘he  
Was harrassing o‘ho  
The proud belows to see  
High as masthead to flow  
Captain hollers o‘he  
To his fellows o‘ho  
Those that courage would flee  
Let him go down below  
Leis a Lurrighan o`he     
Leis a Lurrighan o`ho 
In the grey dark of evening  
O’er the waves let us go 
In the tempest o‘he  
Waves were crashing o‘ho  
And the cry of the sea  
As the cold winds did blow  
Captain hollers o‘he  
To his fellows o‘ho  
Those that won’t stay with me  
Let them go down below 
Leis a Lurrighan o`he     
Leis a Lurrighan o`ho 
In the grey dark of evening  
O’er the waves let us go