Galtee mountain boy

Lyrics

I joined the flying column in nineteen and sixteen
In Cork with Sean Moylan, Tipperary with Dan Breen
Arrested by free staters and sentenced for to die
Farewell to Tipperary said the Galtee mountain boy

We went across the valleys and over the hilltops green
We met with Dinny Lacey, Sean Hogan and Dan Breen
Sean Moylan and his gallant men, they kept the flag flying high
Farewell to Tipperary said the Galtee mountain boy

We tracked the Dublin mountains, we were rebels on the run
Though hunted night and morning, we were outlaws but free men
We tracked the Wicklow mountains as the sun was shining high
Farewell to Tipperary said the Galtee mountain boy

I bid farewell to old Clonmel, I never more will see
And to the Galtee mountain that oft times sheltered me
The men who fought for their liberty and who died without a sigh
May their cause be ne’er forgotten said the Galtee mountain boy

Tipperary 1

Songs of Tipperary

 


Notes

Written by Patsy Halloran
The narrator in this song may be fictional, though it is said to be a man named Patrick O’ Brien.



County

Tipperary


Songwriter