Gaeilge

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.

2
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.

3
– 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
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Creator:Hugh Shields
Language:English
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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