School: Coolfancy, Tinahely

Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow
Dll. Ó Conaill
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0922, Page 011

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  1. Song of '98
    On Monaseed one summers morning
    The boys we halted a rest to take
    The ancient Britons in uniform
    Upon Slieve Bawn a great show did make.
    The Gorey yeomen that day did join them
    They were on bloody murder bent
    But when our boys they did engage them
    They little thought that their last was spent.
    As they from Gorey set out that morning
    You would hear the moans and widows tears
    But they little thought that their end was coming
    When they came in sight of our Shelmaliers.
    Cowardly Gowan when he saw us coming
    Called his men and away did run
    Like a hunted fox crossed o'er the rocks
    When he heard the sound of our croppy's gun.
    From the watch house in Ballyellis
    To Pavis Height going to Carnew
    Twas on that day we made them pay
    Such other pike-men you never knew
    (continues on next page)
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
    1. time
      1. historical periods by name (~25)
        1. 1798 (~642)
    Teresa Rawson
    Coolafancy, Co. Wicklow