(Capo 5. Bund)
G e a
As down the glen one Easter morn, to a city fair rode I.
G e a d a
There armed lines of marching men, in squadrons passed me by,
C G C a d a
No pipe did hum, no battle drum, did sound its dread tattoo.
But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell,
a F a
rang out through the foggy dew.
'Twas England bade our Wild Geese.
Go, that small nations might be free.
But their lonely graves are buy Suvla's waves, or the fringe of the great North Sea.
Oh, had they died by Pears's side, or fought with Cathal Brugha.
Their names we'd keep where the Fenian's sleep,
'neath the shroud of the foggy dew.
Right proudly high over Dublin
town, they hung out the flag of war.
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky, than at Suvla or Sud el Bar,
and from the plains of Royal Meath, strong men came hurrying through,
while Brittania's Huns, with their great big guns,
sailed in through the foggy dew.
But the bravest fell, and the
requiem bell rang mournfully and clear,
for those who died that Easter tide, in the springtime of the year.
While the world did gaze with deep amaze, at those fearless men but few,
who bore the fight, that freedom's light
might shine through the foggy dew.