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Will You Come To The Bower

  • (Trad)

    Will you come
    Will you will you
    Will you come to the Bower

    Will you come to the Bower o'er the free boundless ocean
    Where stupenduous waves roll in thundering motion
    Where the mermaids are seen and the wild tempest gathers
    To loved Erin the green the dear land of our fathers

    Will you come to the land of O'Neill and O'Donnell
    Of Lord Lucan the bold and the immortal O'Connell
    Where Brian chased the Dane and St Patrick the vermin
    And whose valleys remain still most beautiful and charming

    You can visit Benburb and the storied Blackwater
    Where Owen Roe met Munroe and his chieftains did slaughter
    Where the lambs sport and play on the mossy all over
    From those bright golden views to enchanting Rostrevor

    You can see Dublin City and the fine groves of Blarney
    The Bann, Boyne, the Pillar and the Lakes of Killarney
    You can ride on the tide o'er the broad majestic Shannon
    You can sail round Lough Neagh and see storied Dungannon

    You can visit New Ross, gallant Wexford and Gorey
    Where the green was last seen by proud Saxon and Tory
    Where the soil is sanctified by the blood of each true man
    Where they died satisfied their enemies they would not run from

    Will you come and awake our dear land from its slumber
    And her fetters we will break links that long have encumbered
    And the air will resound with hosannahs to greet you
    On the shore will be found gallant Irishmen to meet you

    Lord Lucan - Patrick Sarsfield, Earl of Lucan

    (as sung by The Dubliners)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  •  [1974:] Um 1863 entstand in den USA dies Lied irischer Emigranten, die sich nach ihrer Heimat zurücksehnen [...]. Eine Aufforderung, nach Irland zurückzukehren bzw. die "irische Sache" zu unterstützen. (Manfred Bonson, notes 'The Best Of The Dubliners')

  •  [1979:] Meant as a home-coming invitation to the exiled Irish and in particular to the American supporters of the Fenian movement. (Loesberg I, 55)

  • For history see

  • For St Patrick see

Quelle: Ireland

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