Carrol Malone, 1845
It was early, early in the Spring|
The birds did whistle and sweetly sing,
Changing their notes from tree to tree
And the song they sang was: Old Ireland free!
2. It was early early in the night,
3. 'Twas in the guard-house where I was laid,
4. When I was marching through the street,
5. When I was going past my father's door,
6. When my sister, Mary, heard the express,|
She ran down stairs in her morning dress,
Saying: one hundred guineas I would lay down
To see you liberated in Wexford town.
7. When I was marching o'er Wexford Hill,
8. I chose the black, I chose the blue,
9. Farewell, father, and mother, too,
10. It was in old Ireland this young man died,
* The British had a prison at New Geneva, or Geneva Barracks, near Passage, County Waterford.
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