Irish soldier laddie

Lyrics

’twas a morning in July, I was going to Tipperary
When I heard the battle cry from the mountains overhead
I looked into the sky, saw an Irish soldier laddie
He looked at me right fearlessly and said

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Will you stand in the band like a true Irishman
And go and fight the forces of the crown
Will you march with O’Neill to an Irish battle field
Tonight we’ll go and free old Wexford Town

Said I, to the soldier boy, ‘Will you take me to your Captain
It will be my pride and joy for to march with you today
My young brother fell at Cork and my son at Enniscorthy’
And to the noble Captain I did say
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We marched back home again in the shadow of the evening
With our banner flying low to the memory of the dead
We came back home again, but with out our soldier laddie
But I still can hear the brave words he said
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County

Wexford

Song Themes

1798 Rebellion

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