Boys of Killyran

Lyrics

Now this is the story of the boys who left our village
Under Kit Magorey, that military man
Some, they go for glory, and some , they go for pillage
And the later was the motive with the boys of Killyran
But from the field of glory, there came another story
And Colonel Kit Magorey gave me to understand
At Alma Balaclava and of course at Inkerman
There was nothing like the wrackers from the town of Killyran
The boys that took the Malakoff, and also the Redan
Were the crowd from Casey’s Corner in the town of Killyran

They tell me that Boney at Waterloo was winning
And so he would have, only the Prussians lent a hand
Says Boney, ‘Alone I would send the Britons spinning
But I cannot stand the music of that Blucher’s German Band’
But from the field of glory, there came another story
And Colonel Kit Magorey gave me to understand
Says Boneyparte, ‘My veterans have done what mortals can
But they couldn’t face the Wrackers from the town of Killyran
It’s not that Sepoy General who spoilt my finest plan
It’s that regiment of ruffians from the town of Killyran

They tell me that Great Britain is soon to be undone
In the Daily Mail ’tis written, and so it must be true
A great big German army comes annihilating London
While ‘Bobs’ and all his regulars are beaten black and blue
But from the field of glory will come another story
And Colonel Kit Magorey, gives me to understand
No foe will ever face us, if only in the van
Is that mob of malefactors from the town of Killyran
And if the Kaiser ever tries the flame of war to fan
Berlin will be bombarded by the Boys of Killyran


Notes



County

Cavan


Songwriter

Percy French