Dying Rebel

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The night was dark and the fight was over,
The moon shone down O'Connell Street.
I stood alone where brave men perished,
They all have gone, their gods to meet.

2. The first I met was a dying rebel,
Bending low I heard him say:
God bless my home in dear Cork city,
God bless the Cause for which I die.

3. The next I met was a fair haired maiden,
Kneeling by her lovers side.
She prayed to God, her heavenly father,
That in his footsteps that she might bide.

4. The last I met was a gray haired father,
Searching for his only son.
I said, "me man, there's no use searchin',
For up to heaven your son has gone."

5. There kneeling down was the gray haired father,
Bending low I heard him say:
"I knew my son was too strong hearted,
I knew my son would never yield."

6. My only son was shot in Dublin,
Fighting for his country bold.
He fought for Ireland and Ireland's glory,
Me harp, the shamrock, green, white, and gold!

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