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Dennis the Elder Lyr Req: Arrest of Parnell (12) RE: Lyr Req: Arrest of Parnell 04 Jan 14


Thanks Richard.
Whilst trying to find out who wrote this song a came across the following "Sequel"
Does anyone know who actually wrote the Arrest of Parnell?

Release of

          C. S. PARNELL

The chain is broken again, he's free, our hope and Ireland's pride,
The hills re-echo far and near, and across the Atlantic wide ;
Around the coast the cry re sounds, our Black Bird he is free.
Back again to Avondale to fight for liberty.

                      CHORUS

Then gather to sweet Avondale, to welcome from his cell,
The chosen leader of our race, Charles Stewart Parnell.

In Kilmainham he was held down on suspicion of a crime,
The warders key was in his door to answer tick and time,
Six weary months he spent in jail, but now we are glad to say
After skilly, water, and tyranny, he's with honour crowned to-day.

Parnell, O'Kelly, and Dillon they have fought our many cause,
Despite the threats of tyrants, and their mean Coercion laws,
Back again to Parliament the Cloture to defeat,
No gagging for true Irishmen, though chained down hand and feet.

Through the hills of Wicklow I hear the Night-ingale,
Singing round the happy home of famous Avon-dale,
Awake you Sons of Erin's Isle, who is gallant, true and bold,
To follow with your chosen chief, to fight the cause of old.

When foreigners and invaders our rights did all dispise,
To the front a hero came our cause to patronise,
Go search the world o'er and o'er there's none has fought so well,
To right the cause of Ireland as O'Connell and Parnell

Out of interest there are songs on youtube concerning the "Blackbird of Avondale" CS Parnell.


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