Michael Dwyer (Peadar Kearney / Paddy Heaney) Have you heard of Michael Dwyer and his mountain men? Runs your blood like molten fire when you hear again How he dashed like mountain torrent on his country's bitter foes Like a thundering, tearing torrent on the craven Yeos? cho: Here's the chorus, chant it loudly on the still night air As the war shout rises proudly o'er the trumpet's blair Chant it! Peal it! Till it echoes over ev'ry hill and glen Here's to gallant Michael Dwyer and his mountain men When the stars of freedom vanished and our flag went down And the nation's hope was banished from each vale and town Borne intact thru' blood and fire Ireland's banner waved again Held aloft by Michael Dwyer and his mountain men Still the nation's hopes are burning as they burned of yore And the young and strong are yearning for the battle's roar But the blessed star of liberty shall never blaze again Till we strike like Michael Dwyer and his mountain men XX APR99
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