Tone is Coming Back Again

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Cheer up, brave hearts, tomorrow’s dawn
Will see us march again
Beneath old Erin’s flag of green
That ne’er has known a stain.
And ere our hands the sword shall yield
Or furled that banner be –
We swear to make our native land
From the tyrant’s thraldom free!

2. For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave,
The scions of Lord Clare’s Brigade,
The dear old land to save,
For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave
The dear old land, the loved old land,
The brave old land to save!

3. Though crouching minions preach to us
To be the Saxon’s slave,
We’ll teach them all; what pikes can do
When hearts are true and brave.
Fling Freedom’s banner to the breeze,
Let it float o’er land and sea –
We swear to make our native land
From the tyrant’s thraldom free!

4. For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave,
The scions of Lord Clare’s Brigade,
The dear old land to save,
For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave
The dear old land, the loved old land,
The brave old land to save!

5. Young Dwyer ‘mong the heath-clad hills
Of Wicklow leads his men;
And Russell’s voice stirs kindred hearts
In many an Ulster glen;
Brave Father Murphy’s men march on
From the Barrow to the sea –
We swear to make our native land
From the tyrant’s thraldom free!

6. For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave,
The scions of Lord Clare’s Brigade,
The dear old land to save,
For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave
The dear old land, the loved old land,
The brave old land to save!

7. Too long we’ve borne with smouldering wrath
The cursed alien laws,
That wreck our shrines and burn our homes
And crush our country’s cause;
But now the day has come at last;
Revenge our watchword be!
We swear to make our native land
From the tyrant’s thraldom free!

8. For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave,
The scions of Lord Clare’s Brigade,
The dear old land to save,
For Tone is coming back again
With legions o’er the wave
The dear old land, the loved old land,
The brave old land to save!

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