Highland Paddy


One evening fair as the sun was shining
Through Kilkenny I did ride
I did meet with Captain Brady
A tall Comander by his side

Then you are wellcome Highland Paddy
By my side, you’ll surly stand
Hear the people shout for freedom
We rise in the morning with the Fenian band
Rise in the morning with the Fenian band

In the morning, then we rose early
Just before the break of day
Blackbirds singing in the bushes
Greeting to the smiling morn

Gather round, free men of Ireland
Gather Fenians, gather round
Hand to hand with sword and musket
Spill the blood upon this holy ground

Theres a glen beside the river
Just outside Kilkenny town
There we met this noble captain
Men lay dead upon the ground

There’s a grave beside the river
A mile outside Kilkenny Town
There we laid our noble captain
Birds were silent when this fenian died

All my life I will remember
I’ll remember night and day,
Once I rode into Kilkenny
I heard this noble captain say

Kilkenny 1

Songs of Kilkenny




Song Themes

Fenian Rising