School: Mullach Dubh

Lisgorman, Co. Leitrim
Pádhraic Ó Blioscáin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0203, Page 126

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  1. 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.
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. genre
      1. poetry
        1. folk poetry (~9,504)