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Follow Me up to Carlow

This song is a Traditional.

This is a traditional song and therefore has no particular artist associated with it. It is believed to have originated in Ireland.
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Follow Me up to Carlow
Lift Mac Cahir Og your faceF
Rom brooding o'er the old disgrace
When Black FitzWilliam stormed your place
An drove you to the fern o!
Grey said victory was sure
Soon the firebrand he'd secure
Until he met at Glenmalure
With Fiach MacHugh O'Byrne

Curse and swear! Lord Kildare
Fiach will do what Fiach will dare
Now FitzWilliam have a care!
Fallen is your star low!
Up with halberd out with sword!
On we go for by the lord
Fiach MacHugh has given the word:
Follow me up to Carlow!

See the swords at Glen Imael
Flash all o'er the English Pale,
See all the children of the Gael
Beneath O'Byrne's banners
Rooster of a fighting stock
Will you let an Saxon cock
Cry out upon an Irish rock
Fly up and teach him manners!

Curse and swear! Lord Kildare
Fiach will do what Fiach will dare
Now FitzWilliam have a care!
Fallen is your star low!
Up with halberd out with sword!
On we go for by the lord
Fiach MacHugh has given the word:
Follow me up to Carlow!

From Tassagart to Clonmore
There flows a trail of English gore
Well great is Rory Og O'More
At sending the loons to Hades
White is sick and Grey is fled
Now for Black FitzWilliams head
We'll send it over dripping red
To Liza and her ladies

Curse and swear! Lord Kildare
Fiach will do what Fiach will dare
Now FitzWilliam have a care!
Fallen is your star low!
Up with halberd out with sword!
On we go for by the lord
Fiach MacHugh has given the word:
Follow me up to Carlow!

Credits

Lyrics by:

Patrick Joseph McCall Wikipedia16, 1899 under the title "Marching Song of Feagh MacHugh".[

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