Oh! Calm was the lake of Coolfin on that day,
o'er its wide waters we glided along,
No cloud in the heavens o'er shadow'd
And light hearted laughter was
in our song.
The wild winds of Winter
o'er the lake,
The snowdrift lies deep
on its desolate shore,
The roll of the thunder its echoes awake,
And summer time smiles on its bosom no more.
bright is the sunshine of youth's early day,
As gay are the pleasures our life may begin;
In this world below they must
soon pass away,
And be overcast as the lake of Coolfin....