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galloglas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 11:53 PM
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"The Foggy Dew"
Edited on Sun Apr-08-07 11:56 PM by galloglas
I've just looked at my clock.

It has struck the hour, early, and it is Easter Monday once again.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13MQFCfCYdQ


Just follow the bouncing ball... or the beat of the bohdrn.

THE FOGGY DEW

It was down the glen one Easter morn, to a city fair rode I
There Ireland's lines of marching men, in squadron passed me by
No pipes did hum or no battle drum did sound its dread tattoo
But, the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell, rang out in the
Foggy Dew

Right proudly high over Dublin town, they hung out the flag of war
For, 'twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud El Bar
And from the plains of Royal Meath, strong men came hurrying through
While Brittania's sons with their long range guns, sailed in by the Foggy Dew

'Twas England bade our wild geese go that small nations might be free
But, their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves on the fringe of the grey North Sea
Oh, had they died by Pearse's side, or fought with Valera true
Their graves we'd keep where the Fenians sleep, 'neath the hills of the Foggy Dew

The bravest fell and the sullen bell rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Easter tide in the springing of the year
And the world did gaze in deep amaze at those fearless men and true
Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the
Foggy Dew
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Maeve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-09-07 07:19 AM
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1. I bought some Easter lilies for the occasion
That being the symbol for the 1916 Rising. :toast:

Had Home Rule been granted any of the times it had been promised, history would have been so much different.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-01-07 06:26 PM
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2. I just recently came across version
Sarah McLachlan "The Foggy Dew" (1995)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOE--NoTJY0


and this by Sinead

Paddy's Lament
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-68880821130630...
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