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- The following song was written in memory of "Aeroplane Lyons" and his five comrades who stood siege for three days and nights in Clashmealcon Caves during the Civil War.
(I)It being on a Sunday morning early in the month of Spring,The rife shots rang in our ears, the chapel bell did ring,But louder still their shots rang out, you could hear the tender roarAs the ambush it was taking place, down by the Shannon shore.
(II)In Dunfort's cave they took their stand, the last in Ireland's rights,Three days and nights with rapid fire they nobly held the fight,Till worn out without relief, they did at length give o'erAnd they gave their lives for Ireland down by the Shannon shore.
(III)McGrath and Shea were washed away, as the foaming tide did rise,Their comrades knew that they were doomed, when they heard their drowning cries(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.