The Inniskilling dragoon, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English

Section: Sound Recordings
Tagged: Derry

There was a fair lady lived in Monaghan town,
A rich merchant’s daughter of fame and renown;
As she strayed by the barracks this beautiful maid
She watched from her carriage the dragoons on parade.

Fare you well, Enniskillen, fare you well for a while
And all around the borders of Erin’s green isle
And when the war is over we’ll return in full bloom
And we’ll all welcome home our Inniskilling dragoon.

The dragoons they were dressed up like gentlemen’s sons
With their bright shining swords and their carabine guns;
Their silver-mounted pistols she observed them full soon
All because that she loved her Inniskilling dragoon.

– Oh mother, dear mother, for me do not weep,
My mother’s kind advice I am going for to keep;
My parents brought me up from a boy unto a man
And I’m going in defence of my own native land.

The Inniskilling dragoon, song / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:836-ITMA-MP3
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Title:SRT 38. The Inniskilling dragoon, song [sound recording] / Eddie Butcher, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Avondale Studios, Dublin
Recording Date:July 1966
Copyright:Shields Family
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 4 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Creator:Hugh Shields
Collection:Hugh Shields Collection
Roud Number:2185
Related Publication: Shamrock, Rose and Thistle: Folk Singing in North Derry / Hugh Shields [songs] in Publications
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