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Croppies Lie Down (2) We soldiers of Erin, so proud of the name We'll raise upon rebels and Frenchman our fame We'll fight to the last in the honest old cause And guard our religion, our freedom and laws We'll fight for our country, our King and his crown And make all the traitors and croppies lie down Down, down, croppies lie down The rebels so bold, when they've none to oppose To houses and haystacks are terrible foes They murder poor parsons and also their wives But soldiers at once make them run for their lives And whenever we march, through country to town In ditches or cellars the croppies lie down Down, down, croppies lie down In Dublin the traitors were ready to rise And murder was seen in their lowering eyes With poison, the cowards, they aimed to succeed And thousands were doomed by the assassins to bleed But the yeoman advanced, of rebels the dread And each croppy soon hid his dastardly head Down, down, croppies lie down Oh, croppies ye'd better be quiet and still Ye shan't have your liberty, do what ye will As long as salt water is formed in the deep A foot on the necks of the croppy we'll keep And drink, as in bumpers past troubles we drown, A health to the lads that made croppies lie down Down, down, croppies lie down LV oct99
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