From the recording Taproom

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Lift Mac Cahir Óg your face,
Brooding o’er the old disgrace
That black Fitzwilliam stormed your place,
Drove you to the Fern
Grey said victory was sure
Soon the firebrand he’d secure;
Until he met at Glenmalure
With Fiach Mac Hugh O’Byrne.

Curse and swear Lord Kildare
Fiach will do what Fiach will dare
Now Fitzwilliam, have a care
Fallen is your star, low
Up with Halbert out with sword
On we’ll go for by the Lord
Fiach Mac Hugh has given the word,
Follow me up to Carlow.

See the swords of Glen Imayle,
Flashing o’er the English Pale
See all the children of the Gael,
Beneath O’Byrne’s banners
Rooster of a fighting stock,
Would you let a Saxon cock
Crow out upon an Irish rock,
Fly up and teach him manners.


From Tasaggart to Clonmore,
There flows a stream of Saxon gore
How great is Rory Óg O’More,
Sending the loons to Hades.
White is sick and Lane is fled,
Now for black Fitzwilliam’s head
We’ll send it over dripping red,
To Queen Liza and her ladies.