Erin Go Bragh lyrics
The Wolfe Tones
I'll sing you a song of a row in the town,
When the green flag went up and the Crown flag came down,
'Twas the neatest and sweetest thing ever you saw,
And they played that great game they called Erin Go Bragh.
God bless gallant Pearse and his comrades who died
Tom Clark, MacDonagh, MacDermott, McBride,
And here's to James Connolly who gave one hurrah,
And faced the machine guns for Erin Go Bragh.
Now one of our leaders was down in Ring's end,
For the honour of Ireland to uphold and defend,
He had no veteran soldiers but volunteers raw,
Playing sweet Mauser music for Erin Go Bragh.
Old Ceannt and his comrades like lions at bay,
From the South Dublin Union poured death and dismay,
But what was then often the invaders men saw
All the dead khaki soldiers on Erin Go Bragh.
A great foreign captain was raving that day,
Saying, "Give me one hour and I'll blow you away,"
But a big Mauser bullet got stuck in his jaw,
And he died of lead poisoning on Erin Go Bragh.
A glory to Dublin, to her we renown,
In the long generations her fame will go down,
And the children will tell how their forefathers saw,
The red blaze of freedom on Erin Go Bragh.
Writer: Peadar Kearney
Brief: The song tells the story of an uprising in Ireland, and the courage displayed by the Irish fighters.
Erin Go Bragh - allegiance to Ireland - “Ireland Forever”
Ceannt - Éamonn Ceannt (21 September 1881 – 8 May 1916), born Edward Thomas Kent - an Irish republican, mostly known for his role in the Easter Rising of 1916.
Category: Irish Rebel Song
Recording Artists: The Wolfe Tones (featured), Maeve Mulvanny, Declan Hunt, Fee McGorman, Dominic Behan, Eugene McEldowney, John Hancock...
Album: Rifles Of The I.R.A (January 1, 1969).