Boys from the County Cork


You’ve read in history’s pages
The heroes of great fame
The deeds they done, the battles won
And how they made their name
But the boys that mad the history
For the orange, white and green
Were the boys who died in Dublin Town
In nineteen sixteen

So meet the boys from Kerry
And meet the boys form Clare
From Dublin, Wicklow, Donegal
And the boys of old Kildare
Some came from a land beyond the sea
From Boston and New York
But the boys who beat the Black and Tans
Were the boys from the County Cork

Now Cork gave us Mick Sweeney
A martyr for to die
And Wicklow gave us Dwyer
In days so long gone by
And Dublin gave us Padraig Pearse
McBride and Cathal Brugha
And America gave us de Valera
To lead old Ireland through


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