The Sean-Bhean Bhocht

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Gaelic words

O! The French are on the sea
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
The French are on the sea,
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
O! the French are in the bay,
They’ll be here without delay,
And the Orange will decay,
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.
O! The French are in the bay,
They’ll be here by break of day,
And the Orange will decay,
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.

2. And their camp it shall be where?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
Their camp it shall be where?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
On the Curragh of Kildare,
The boys they will be there,
With their pikes in good repair,
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.
To the Curragh of Kildare
The boys will they repair
And Lord Edward will be there
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.

3. Then what will the yeomen do?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
What will the yeomen do?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
What should the yeoman do
But throw off the red and blue,
And swear that they’ll be true
To the sean-bhean bhocht?
What should the yeoman do
But throw off the red and blue,
And swear that they’ll be true
To the sean-bhean bhocht?

4. And what colour will they wear?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
What colour will they wear?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
What colour should be seen
Where our fathers’ homes have been,
But our own immortal Green?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.
What colour should be seen
Where our fathers’ have been
But our own immortal Green?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.

5. And will Ireland then be free?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
Will Ireland then be free?
Says the sean-bhean bhocht;
Yes! Ireland SHALL be free,
From the centre to the sea;
Then hurrah! for Liberty!
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.
Yes! Ireland SHALL be free,
From the centre to the sea;
Then hurrah! for Liberty!
Says the sean-bhean bhocht.

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