Irish National Anthem

Irish National Anthem
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A Soldier’s Song. (Irish National Anthem)
Soldiers are we, Whose lives are pledged to Ireland
Some hove come from a land beyond the wave,
Some to be free,
No more our ancient sireland
Shall shelter the despot or the slave:
Tonight we man the Bearna Baoghal
In Erin’s cause.
Come woe or weal:
‘Mid cannon’s roar and rifle’s peal
We’ll chant a soldier’s song.

We’ll sing a song, a soldier’s song
With cheering, rousing chorus
As round our blazing fires we thong,
The starry heavens o’er us;
Inpatient for the coming fight,
And as we wait the mornings light
Here in the silence of the night
We’ll sing a soldier’s song

In valley green or towering crag
Our fathers fought before us’
And conquered’neath the same old flag
That’s floating o’er us,
We’re children of a fighting race
That never yet has known disgrace,
And as we march the foe to face,
We’ll sing a soldier’s song

Sons of the Gael! Men of the Pale!
The Long watched day is breaking;
The serried ranks of Innisfail
Shall set the tyrant quaking.
Our camp fires now are burning low;
See the east a silvery foe,
So sing a soldier’s song.