Gallows Prayer

Stormclouds rising on the far off hill,
I know my time is coming soon.

Hang me, O hang me on the gallows pole,
so I don't have to weep no more.
Sparrow, O Sparrow please spare my soul,
hand me a prayerbook at the gallows pole.

The night is dark, the day is long,
there'll be but a number on my gravestone.