Listen to the song

The Rising of the Moon

Oh come tell me Sean O'Farrell
Tell me why you hurry so
Hush McGookel, Hush and listen
and his eyes(cheeks) were all a-glow
I bear orders from the captain
get you ready quick and soon
for the pikes must be together 
at the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon (also can be 'At')
By the rising of the moon
for the pikes must be together 
by the rising of the moon

And come tell me Sean O'Farrell
where the gathering is to be
In the old spot by the river 
quite well known to you and me 
One more word, as signal token
whistle out the marching tune
with your pike upon your shoulder
at the rising of the moon.

By the rising of the moon
By the rising of the moon
With your pike upon your shoulder
by the rising of the moon

Out from many a mud walled cabin
eyes were watching through the night
many a man his heart was beating 
for the blessed warning light
Orders rang along the valley 
to the ban-shee's lonely croon
and a thousand pikes were gathered
by the rising of the moon

By the rising of the moon
By the rising of the moon
and a thousand pikes were gathered
by the rising of the moon

All along that singing river
that black mass of men was seen
and above their shining weapons
flew their own beloved green
Death to every foe and traitor
whistle out the marching tune
and Hurrah me boys for freedom
tis the rising of the moon

Tis the rising of the moon
Tis the rising of the moon
and hurrah me boys for freedom
Tis the rising of the moon.

Well they fought for dear old Ireland
And full bitter was their fate
What a glorius prideand sorrow
Fills the name of '98
But thank God while hearts are beating fast
In manhoods burning noon
We shall follow in their footsteps
by the rising of the moon.


 

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