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Boys Of Wexford - Lyrics

In comes the captain's daughter the captain of the Yeos
Saying brave United Irishmen we'll ne'er again be foes
A thousand pounds I bringeth you if fly from home with me
I'll dress myself in man's attire and fight for liberty

We are the boys of Wexford who fought with heart and hand
To burst in twain the galling chain and free our native land

I want no gold my maiden fair to fly from home with thee
Your shining eyes will be my prize more dear than gold to me
I want no gold to nerve my arm to do a true man's part
To free my land I'd gladly give the red drops from my heart

We are the boys of Wexford who fought with heart and hand
To burst in twain the galling chain and free our native land

And when we left our cabins boys we left with right good will
To see our friends and neighbors that were at Vinegar Hill
A young man from our Irish ranks a cannon he let go
He slapt it into Lord Mountjoy a tyrant he laid low

We are the boys of Wexford who fought with heart and hand
To burst in twain the galling chain and free our native land

We bravely fought and we conquered at Ross and Wexford town
Three Bullet Gate for years to come will speak of our renown
Through Walpole's horse and Walpole's foot on Tubberneering's Day
It's dependent on the long bright pike we cut our gory way

We are the boys of Wexford who fought with heart and hand
To burst in twain the galling chain and free our native land

And Oulart's name will be their shame whose steel we ne'er did fear
For every man must do his part like Forth and Shelmalier
And if for want of leaders we lost at Vinegar Hill
We're ready for another fight and love our country still

We are the boys of Wexford who fought with heart and hand
To burst in twain the galling chain and free our native land

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