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Rog Peek Origins: Boys of The County Cork - lyric query (8) Lyr Add: THE BOYS OF THE COUNTY CORK 22 Jan 13

(Trad. Arr. Ron Kavana)

Raise the brave battalions who fought the Black and Tans,
From the Liffey, Nore and Shannon, from the Lagan shore and Ban,
All honour to those heroes who for duty did report,
But the best of all our soldiers were the boys of the county Cork.

Some o' them came from Dublin, some o' them came from Clare
Some o' them came from Antrim, from Wicklow and Kildare,
Some they them came from London, from Glasgow and New York,
But the boys who beat the Black and Tans were the boys of the County Cork.

Rifles and revolvers were all that we possessed,
A stick or two of gelignite for arms we were hard pressed,
Yet we used them gamely and stalled the 'Tans so dark,
And none had so much bravery as the boys of the County Cork.

Chorus x2

RP Jan2013

These are the lyrics on Ron Kavana's 'Irish Song of Rebellion, Resistance and Reconcilliation'. These lyrics seem to be quite different to others I have been able to find, anyone any idas as to origin?


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