Érin Go Bragh

Lyrics

I’ll sing you a song of a row in the town
When the green flag went up and the Crown rag came down
‘Twas the neatest and sweetest thing ever you saw
And they played the best games played in Érin Go Bragh

One of our comrades was down at Ringsend
For the honor of Ireland to hold and defend
He had no veteran soldiers but volunteers raw
Playing sweet mauser music for Érin Go Bragh

Now here is to Pat Pearse and our comrades who died
Tom Clark, MacDonagh, MacDiarmaid, McBride
And here’s to James Connolly who gave one hurrah
And faced the machine guns for Érin Go Bragh

One brave English captain was ranting that day
Saying give me one hour and I’ll blow you away
But a big mauser bullet got stuck in his craw
And he died of lead poisoning in Érin Go Bragh

Bold Ceannt and his comrades like lions at bay,
From the South Dublin Union poured death and dismay
And what was their wrath when the invaders them saw
All the dead kaki soldiers in Érin Go Bragh

Glory to Dublin, to her a renown,
In the long generation her fame will go down
And our children will tell how their forefathers saw
The red blaze of freedom in Érin Go Bragh


Notes


Song Clip


County

Dublin

Song Themes

Easter Rising

Songwriter

Peadar Kearney