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BOYS OF KILLMICHAEL

WHILST WE HONOUR IN SONG AND IN STORY
THE MEMORY OF PEARSE AND MCBRIDE
WHOSE NAMES ARE ILLUMINED IN GLORY
WITH MARTYERS WHO LONG SINCE HAVE DIED
FORGET NOT THE BOYS OF KILLMICHAEL
THOSE BRAVE LADS SO GALLANT AND TRUE
WHO FOUGHT NEATH THE GREEN FLAG OF ERIN
AND CONQUERED THE RED WHITE AND BLUE

THEN HERE'S TO THE BOYS OF KILLMICHAEL
WHO FEARED NOT THE MIGHT OF THE FOE
THE DAY THE MARCHED INTO BATTLE
AND LAID ALL THE BLACK N TAN LOW

ON THE THWENTY EIGHT DAY OF NOVEMBER
THE TANS LEFT THE TOWN O MACROON
THEY WERE SEATED IN TWO CROSSLEY TENDERS
WHICH LED THEM RIGHT TO THEIR DOOM
THEY WERE ON THE ROAD TO KILLMICHAEL
AND NEVER EXPECTED TO STALL
THEY THERE MET THE BOYS OF THE COLUMN
WHO MADE A CLEAR SWEEP OF THEM ALL

CHORUS

THE SUN IN THE WEST IT IS SINKING
'TWAS THE EVE OF A COLD WINTERS DAY
WHEN THE TANS WE WERE EAGERLY WAITING
SAILED INTO THE SPOT WHERE WE LAY
AND OVER THE HILLS WENT THE ECHO
THE PEEL OF THE RIFLE AND GUN
AND THE FLAMES FROM THEIR LORRIES GAVE TIDINGS
THAT THE BOYS OF THE COLUMN HAD WON

CHORUS

THE LORRIES WERE OURS BEFORE TWILIGHT
AND HIGH OVER DUNMANWAY TOWN
OUR BANNERS OF TRIUMPH WERE WAVING
TO SHOW THAT THE TANS HAD GONE DOWN
WE GATHERED OUR RIFLES AND BAYONETS
AND SOON LEFT THE GLEN SO OBSCURE
AND NEVER DREW REIN TILL WE HALTED
AT THE FAR AWAY CAMP OF GLENURE

CHORUS X 2 PLUS LAST LINE

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