Bold Christy Ring


Ye young men of Ireland, who are anxious for hurling
A word of advice I will give unto ye
Come down to Cork City to the athletic sports-field
And there you’ll find Christy, the pride of the Lee
‘Tis he’ll show you hurling like Finn or Cuchulainn
To the name of this hero proud memory clings
From Galway to Dublin, from Beara to Malin
All Ireland is toasting the bold Christy Ring

For lifting and striking and doubling like lightning
For point and goal scoring his praises we’ll sing
His hurling’s most glorious he’s always victorious
He’s Cork’s darling hurler, the bold Christy Ring

Great hurlers we’ve had all over the country
Blackrock’s Eudie Coughlan, Sean Og and John Quirke
Jack Lynch of Glen Rovers, the ‘Barrs and the Redmonds
And the brave lads from Carrig who never did shirk
Tipperary’s Pat Stakelum, Bannon and Kenny
The Rackards of Wexford and Galway’s Mick King
John Keane from the Decies, Mick Mackey of Limerick
They all must give way to the bold Christy Ring

In great hurling matches ‘gainst Tipp. and Kilkenny
‘Gainst Galway and Dublin, ‘gainst Wexford and Clare
‘Gainst Waterford, Limerick and all other counties
Our hero was foremost, he never showed fear
Eight medals he now has, a record unbroken
Of hurlers he now is surely the king
So now all together, one last rousing chorus
Three cheers for the maestro, the bold Christy Ring


Air: The Bold Thady Quill

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