Black and Amber glory

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They came from the shore down by the Nore, Kilkenny’s fields so fair
And from the Marble City streets where hurling rends the air
And from the hills of Tullaroan and Bandon’s peaeful scene
Mooncoin, the Bridge, Castleshock, sweet hurlers all have been
Now let’s recall from memories hall, stars of song and story
Who’s mighty deeds have sown the seeds of Black and Amber glory

Their sparkling style, we’ve come to know since far off days of yore
When first they blazed the victory trail in nineteen and o four
The lightening puck, the flashing stroke, their every brilliat score
The clean and wristy stickwork of the hurlers from the Nore
The brothers Grace, Jer Doheny, Droog Walsh, Meher, Doyler all
And little Sim from Tullaroan who beat them big and small

If e’er a monument shall stand in praise of giants of old
The name Matt Gargen must be hewn in letters bright and gold
Alongside Lory, Larkin, Dunne and Terry Leahy tall
Mulcahy, Langton, Reidy, Shem and Sean O’Brien so small
Now let’s recall from memories hall, stars of song and story
Who’s mighty deeds have sown the seeds of Black and Amber glory

Sean Clohesy of recent days, a stylist born and true
With Heaslip, Keher, Tom Walsh fair who’s misses were so few
And brilliant Ollie on the goal, who stopped them high and low
And Sheflin’s there, who’s skills compare with stars of long ago
Now let’s recall from memories hall, stars of song and story
Who’s mighty deeds have sown the seeds of Black and Amber glory
Now let’s recall from memories hall, stars of song and story
Who’s mighty deeds have sown the seeds of Black and Amber glory

Kilkenny 1

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