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Lyr Req: Here's to the Men in Green

Murpholly 18 Aug 17 - 11:32 AM
Hillheader 19 Aug 17 - 08:41 PM
Murpholly 20 Aug 17 - 05:21 AM
Jim Dixon 23 Aug 17 - 01:34 PM
GUEST 24 Aug 17 - 05:45 AM
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Subject: Here's to the men in green
From: Murpholly
Date: 18 Aug 17 - 11:32 AM

Cannot find the words of this song on any of the websites. Can anyone out there help. I think there are three verses and the chorus is Here's to the men in green who fought for Ireland


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Subject: RE: Here's to the men in green
From: Hillheader
Date: 19 Aug 17 - 08:41 PM

Do you have any other lyrics Murpholly? I have a reasonably wide knowledge if Irish music but cannot think on anything matching this. Closest I can think of is "Protestant Men" by The Wolfetones.


Protestant Men


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Here's to the men in green
From: Murpholly
Date: 20 Aug 17 - 05:21 AM

I think the chorus goes
Heres to the men in green who fought for Ireland
Here's to the men in green, long will their memory stand
For centuries they fought and died to make old Ireland free
So sing the song of their fight for liberty.

Any help appreciated.


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Subject: Lyr Add: MEN IN GREEN (Gallowglass Ceili Band)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 23 Aug 17 - 01:34 PM

Here's my transcription from the recording that I found on Spotify. Corrections are welcome. The syntax seems a bit odd in places.


MEN IN GREEN
As recorded by The Gallowglass Ceili Band on "Irish Night" (1968)

CHORUS: Here's to the men in green who fought for Ireland.
Here's to the men in green; long will their mem'ry stand.
For centuries they fought and died to make old Ireland free,
So sing this song in mem'ry of their gallant victory.

As I looked across the bay on that cold November day,
My thoughts returned to days long since gone by—
What the his'try books have said and the stories that I've read.
The sound of dear long battles filled the sky.

CHORUS: Let's all sing: Here's to....

It was also unforeseen in the year of ten-fourteen
When Brian on the battlefield was slain.
We've had many heroes since and they fought great wealth with pence.
The price of sacrifice they vict'ry gained.

CHORUS: Let's all sing: Here's to....

Now that all the years have passed and our country's free at last
We share the happiness of peace sublime
But we never must forget our brave men who died and yet
Their names will live as legends for all time

CHORUS: Once more it's: Here's to....


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Subject: RE: lyr req: Here's to the men in green
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Aug 17 - 05:45 AM

Very many thanks indeed. If I route around in my old discography I am sure I shall find that record but there are rather too many to go through when you can't remember where you heard one song. Oh old age and senior moments.


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