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"I Am Stretched on Your Grave" is an Irish song sung by Grace Burgess in Episode 1.5 She sang this song to the customers from The Garrison Pub, including Thomas Shelby.  The lyrics are as follows:

“…When my family thinks

That I’m safely in my bed

Oh, from morn until night

I am stretched out at your head

Calling out unto the earth

With tears hot and wild

For the loss of a boy

That I loved as a child

So I am stretched on your grave

And I’ll lie here forever

If your hands were in mine

I’d be sure they would not sever

My apple tree my brightness

It’s time we were together

For I smell of the earth

And I’m worn by the weather.”

This song was recorded by Irish singer Sinead O'Connor on her second album "I Do Not Want What I Do Not Have" released in March 1990.  It was previously set to music by Phillip King, and has been recorded by various additional artists.