Luke Kelly Singing Kelly The Boy From Killane

[LIST][]Luke Kelly Singing Kelly The Boy From Killane[/LIST][LIST][][b]Kelly The Boy From Killane

Whats the news, whats the news oh my bold Shelmalier
With your long barrelled guns from the sea
Say what wind from the south brings a messenger here
With the hymn of the dawn for the free
Goodly news, goodly news do I bring youth of Forth
Goodly news shall you hear Bargy man
For the boys march at dawn from the south to the north
Led by Kelly the boy from Killane

Tell me who is that giant with the gold curling hair
He who rides at the head of your band
Seven feet is his height with some inches to spare
And he looks like a king in command
Ah my boys thats the pride of the bold Shelmaliers
Mongst greatest of heros a man
Fling your beavers aloft and give three ringing cheers
For John Kelly the boy from Killane

Enniscorthys in flames and old Wexford is won
And tomorrow the Barrow we will cross
On a hill oer the town we have planted a gun
That will batter the gateway to Ross
All the Forth men and Bargy men will march oer the heath
With brave Harvey to lead in the van
But the foremost of all in that grim gap of death
Will be Kelly the boy from Killane

But the gold sun of freedom grew darkened at Ross
And it set by the Slaneys red waves
And poor Wexford stripped naked, hung high on a cross
With her heart pierced by traitors and slaves
Glory-o, glory-o to her brave sons who died
For the cause of long down trodden man
Glory-o to Mount Leinsters own darling and pride
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