Boolavogue /Youghal Harbor / Father Murphy
PJ McCall, 1861-1919
|At Boolavogue, as the sun was setting|
O'er the bright May meadows of Shelmalier,
A rebel hand set the heather blazing
And brought the neighbours from far and near.
Then Father Murphy, from old Kilcormack,
Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry;
"Arm! Arm!" he cried, "for I've come to lead you,
For Ireland's freedom we fight or die."
2. He led us on 'gainst the coming soldiers,
|3. We took Camolin and Enniscorthy,|
And Wexford storming drove out our foes;
Twas at Sliabh Coillte our pikes were reeking
With the crimson stream of the beaten Yeos.
At Tubberneering and Ballyellis
Full many a Hessian lay in his gore;
Ah, Father Murphy, had aid come over
The green flag floated from shore to shore!
4. At Vinegar Hill, o'er the pleasant Slaney,