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THE BOLD FENIAN MEN

(Irlande)

The bold Fenian men (Trad. Irlande)

As down by the glenside,
I met an old woman
A-plucking young nettles,
No' saw i was coming
I listened a while
To the song she was humming
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men

'Tis fifty long years
since I saw the moon beaming
On strong manly forms,
on eyes with hope gleaming
I see them again,
sure, in all my sad dreaming
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men.

When I was a young girl,
their marching and drilling
Awoke in the glenside sounds awesome and thrilling
They loved poor old Ireland, to die they were willing
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men

Some died by the glenside,
some died near a stranger
And wise men have told us
their cause was a failure
But they fought for old Ireland
And never feared danger
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men

I passed on my way,
God be praised that I met her
Be life long or short,
Sure I'll never forget her
We may have brave men,
but we'll never have better
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men