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Thread #94702 Message #2891552
Posted By: GUEST,Proinsias Barrertt, Tipperary.
21-Apr-10 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Hello, a few mistakes there in the song lyrics. This is the version i use which makes a bit mor sense:
1) It was you who first plunged in and swam the shannons boiling flood
And through Slieve-Bloom's (mountain range in Tipperary) dark passes, you led your Gallowglasses (big mercenary's of scottish origin)although the hungry Saxon wolves were howling for your blood
2) And drove a 'creacht'(irish for a herd of cattle) before them as their horsemen onward came
With sword and speer we gore them, as through flood and fire we'd worn them....