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- The night fell dark 'round Limerick
When all our lamps lay still
T'was for our foes in ambush we lay 'longside that hill
Like lions we boldly waited while watching on our prey
With noble Sarsfield by our side at the dawning of the day
At the lonely hours of Mid-night each man lay on his steed
'Twas o'er the bridge of Cullen boys we dashed with lightning speed.
Up the hills from Limerick to Ballyneetys wall
Where lay our foes securely their guns and stores and all
From Dublin came the foemen their guns and warlike store.
To take the walls of Limerick they wanted ten times more.
But little was their dreaming that night they'd meet their doom
To come with noble Sarsfield our hero once in bloom
And asking for the password says Sarsfield "I'm your man
"And here we are our General cried as down on them we ran
The great God cleared the firmament 'twas the moon and stars gave light
And 'twas for the battle of the Boyne we had revenge that night
Having slain them all brave Sarsfield he bade us take our stores
Our baggage bags and cartridges our guns and arms galore
We took them to the castle walls and placed them peaceful by(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.