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Rory O'Moore

  • (Samuel Lover)

    On the Green Hills of Ulster the White Cross waves high
    And the beacon of war throws its flames to the sky
    Now the taunt and the threat let the cowards endure
    Our hope is in God and in Rory O'Moore

    Do you ask why the beacon and banner of war
    On the mountains of Ulster is seen from afar
    'Tis the signal our rights to regain and secure
    Through God and our country and Rory O'Moore

    On the Green Hills of Ulster the White Cross waves high
    And the beacon of war throws its flames to the sky
    Now the taunt and the threat let the cowards endure
    Our hope is in God and in Rory O'Moore

    And his country, his kindred, his faith would abjure
    We'll strike for old Ireland and Rory O'Moore

    For the merciless Scots with their greed and their swords
    With war in their bosoms and peace in their words
    Have sworn the bright light of our faith to obscure
    But our hope is in God and in Rory O'Moore

    Oh lives there the traitor who'd shrink from the strife
    Who would add to the length of his forfeited life
    And his country, his kindred, his faith would abjure
    No we'll strike for old Ireland and Rory O'Moore

    On the Green Hills of Ulster the White Cross waves high
    And the beacon of war throws its flames to the sky
    Now the taunt and the threat let the cowards endure
    Our hope is in God and in Rory O'Moore

    And his country, his kindred, his faith would abjure
    No we'll strike for old Ireland and Rory O'Moore

    (as sung by The Wolfe Tones)

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  • [1987:] Written by Samuel Lover (1797-1868). (Notes 'Jean Redpath')

Quelle: Ireland

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