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The Foggy Dew Songtext

I was down the glen one Easter morn
To a city fair rode I
There armed lines of marching men
In squadrons passed me by

No pipe did hum
No battle drum did sound its loud tattoo
But the Angelus Bells o'er the Liffey swells
Rang out in the foggy dew

Right proudly high in Dublin town
Hung they out a flag of war
'Twas better to die 'neath that Irish sky
Than at Sulva or Sud el Bar

And from the plains of Royal Meath
Strong men came hurrying through
While Brittania's Huns with their long range guns
Sailed in through the foggy dew

Their bravest fell and the requiem bell
Rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Eastertide in the
Springing of the year

While the world did gaze with deep amaze
At those fearless men but few
Who bore the fight that freedom's light
Might shine through the foggy dew

And back through the glen, I rode again
And my heart with grief was sore
For I parted then with valiant men
Whom I never shall see n'more

But to and fro in my dreams I go
And I kneel and pray for you
For slavery fled the glorious dead
When you fell in the foggy dew
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Album The Chieftains 4 (1974)

The Chieftains
  1. 1.
    Drowsey Maggie
  2. 2.
    Morgan Magan
  3. 3.
    The Tip of the Whistle
  4. 4.
    The Bucks of Oranmore
  5. 5.
    The Battle of Aughrim
  6. 6.
    The Morning Dew
  7. 7.
  8. 8.
  9. 9.
    Cherish the Ladies
  10. 10.
    Lord Mayo
  11. 11.
    Mná na hÉireann
  12. 12.
    O’Keeffe’s Slide / An Suisín Bán / The Star Above the Garter / The Weavers
The Chieftains - The Foggy Dew
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