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  1. The Foggy Dew

From the recording Sliabh Liag

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Lyrics

As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
There armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
No pipe did hum, no battle drum did sound its loud tattoo
But the Angelus Bell o'er the Liffey's swell rang out through 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 Britannia's huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the Foggy Dew
'Twas England bade the wild geese go, that “small nations might be free”;
Their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves or the fringe of the great North Sea.
Oh, had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha
Their names will be seen where the Fenians sleep, 'neath the shroud of the Foggy Dew.
Ahh...
And the world did gaze, in deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few,
Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the Foggy Dew