Men of Roscommon


Bring me a bard whose voice proudly raises
The tales and the glories that only you knew
Hark to the songs that ring with your praises
Lovely Roscommon we’ll sing them anew
Every Roscommon man, think of your ancient clan
Gather around me, sing might and main
Shout, let all Erin hear, loudly that they may fear
Men of Roscommon are marching agiain

There long ago was the palace of Maeve
High on the mound when the foeman was looming
Stood men of Connaught so loyal and brave
Shouting their battle cry, willing to fight and die
Forward to victory, down to the plain
Join with them as they go, so that the world will know
Men of Roscommon are marching again

Call men of Roosky, Boyle and Dundonnell
Strokestown and Frenchpark, Elphin, Castlerea
Tell them at old Ballyclare on the Shannon
Men of Roscommon are gathering today
Raise up the standard high, wave banners to the sky
Follow them onward thro’ sunshine and rain
And with a mighty roar, let Erin know once more
Men of Roscommon are marching again


Sung to the air of ‘O Donnell Abu’

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Song Themes

1798 Rebellion