Michael Dwyer

Lyrics

Have you heard of Michael Dwyer and his mountain men ?
Runs your blood like molten fire when you hear again
Dashing like a mountain torrent on our country’s bitter foes
His thundering wave of freedom repelled the craven yeos ?

Chorus
Here’s the chorus, chant it loudly on the still night air
As the war cry rises proudly o’er the trumpet’s blare
Chant it, peal it, till it echoes over every hill and glen
Here’s to gallant Michael Dwyer and his mountain men

When the stars of freedom vanished and our flag went down
And the nation’s hope was banished from every vale and town
Borne aloft through blood and fire, Ireland’s banner waved again
Held aloft by Michael Dwyer and his mountain men
Chorus

Still the nation’s hopes are burning as they burned of yore
And the young and strong are yearning for the battle’s roar
But the blessed star of liberty shall never rise again
Till we strike like Michael Dwyer and his mountain men
Chorus

Wicklow 1

Songs of Wicklow


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County

Wicklow

Song Themes

1798 Rebellion

Songwriter