School: Mullach Dubh

Lisgorman, Co. Leitrim
Pádhraic Ó Blioscáin

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Local Songs - Eviction Day

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0203, Page 126

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Hark! I hear the drums a beating.
Listen to the lungle-sound.
There the boys are ready waiting.
On he hill tops all around.

Hark! the country calls to action.
Are you ready for the fray.
There the Glencar boys come marching
There's evictions on to-day.
It is neither White nor Heuston
Nor Dunnaven from Co. Cork
Its the bully from the bowry.
Bartly Kaney from new york.
He is worse than Jack the Flogger
that wasted hill and dale
For his is not content to evict
Till he sends them off to gaol.

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