The Wicklow Mountains high, song / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English

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Come all you wild young Irishmen and listen unto me
It’s of romance of nature and scraps of history
I am a wild young Irishman the same I’ll ne’er deny
And my dwelling is surrounded by the Wicklow Mountains high.

I have often viewed these mountains when evening sun would shine
And often in the morning before the rise of dawn
I wouldn’t ask a grander sight for my true-love and I
And to watch the sunbeams dancing o’er the Wicklow Mountains high.

If these mountains they had tongues to speak they would tell us manys a tale
Of all the blood that was old and spilled by the men of Gráinne Mhao
It was at the battle of Aughrim that the Danes were forced to fly
And their blood did stain the heather on the Wicklow Mountains high.

Farewell unto these mountains I must now leave behind
As an exile to a foreign land to Americay I am bound
Farewell unto my comrades all and to friends for whom I’d die
My fortune smile round their green isle and the Wicklow Mountains high.

The Wicklow Mountains high, song / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:427-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain)
Title:The Wicklow Mountains high [sound recording] / Jim McGonigle (James Eoghain), singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Cis Farren's Bar, Urris, Co Donegal
Recording Date:January 1986
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 13
Roud Number:23467
Related Material: Two good men and true in Playlists
Related Publication: Two good men and true / compiled by Jimmy McBride in Publications
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