At Monaseed on a summer’s morning

Lyrics

At Monaseed on a summer’s morning
Our brave boys halted a rest to take
The Ancient Britons in uniform
On Slievebawn Hill, a great show did make
They thought we’d run when we saw them coming
But that was play for our heroes brave
We marched before them to Ballyellis
There is the place where we made their grave

We marched before them to Ballyellis
To the little watch-house going towards Carnew
There is the place where we did engage them
Such other piking you never knew
We left the town when the fight was over
Our boys indeed had no more to do
We crossed Brideswell, marched through Camolin
And encamped that night upon Carrigrua

Early next morning by our Captain’s order
Through Shillelagh we marched straight
And that same evening at Ballyrahan
Gave Major Chamney a great defeat
And cowardly Gowan, the day he joined them
He called his men and away did run
Long Smith the Slater, a bloody traitor
He fell that day by a Croppy gun

But cowardly Gowan, the day he joined them
He called his men and away did run
Like a hunted fox he crossed the rocks
When he heard the sound of a Croppy gun
Success attend you, sweet County Wexford
You reared the boys who were ne’er afraid
Of bloody yeomen or Ancient Briton
But on such cowards great slaughter made


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County

Wexford

Song Themes

1798 Rebellion

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