Irish Soldier Laddie lyrics

by The Barleycorn

'Twas a morning in July
I was walking thro' Tipperary
When I heard a battle cry
From the mountains over head
As I looked up in the sky
Saw an Irish soldier laddie
He looked at me right fearlessly and said,

Will you stand in the band like a true Irish man
And go and fight the forces of the crown.
Will you march with O'Neill to an Irish battle field
For tonight we're going to free old Wexford town

Said I to that soldier boy
Would you take me to your captain
It would be my pride and joy
For to march with you today.
My young brother fell at Cork
And my son at Enniscorthy
And to the noble captain I did say

I will stand in the band like a true Irish man
And go and fight the forces of the crown.
I will march with O'Neill to an Irish battle field
For tonight we're going to free old Wexford town

As we marched back from the field
In the shadow of the evening
With our banners flying low
To the memory of our dead
We turned on to our homes
But without my soldier laddie
Yet I never will forget those words he said.

I will stand in the band like a true Irish man
And go and fight the forces of the crown.
I will march with O'Neill to an Irish battle field
For tonight we're going to free old Wexford town

Will you stand in the band like a true Irish man
And go and fight the forces of the crown.
Will you march with O'Neill to an Irish battle field
For tonight we're going to free old Wexford town

Song Details

Irish Soldiers

Music & Lyrics: Patrick Joseph "Paddy Joe" McGuigan (8/12/1939 – 17/03/2014) - an Irish musician born in Belfast. He played with the group Barleycorn and wrote several rebel songs including, The Men Behind The Wire, The Boys Of The Old Brigade, Freedom Walk, and Bring Them Home. He died at age 74 after an illness.

Category: Irish Rebel Song

Popular Recording Artists: The Davitts, The Irish Ramblers, The Irish Rebels, Brier, The Fighting Men From Crossmaglen, Barleycorn (featured), Dublin City Ramblers, Patsy Watchorn, Derek Warfield, Gary Og, Danny Doyle, Charlie & The Bhoys...

Logo Irish Soldier Laddie by Barleycorn is featured on the album 50 Best Irish Rebel Ballads - Volume 1 (April 1, 2008).

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