Collection of Irish Song Lyrics
Our troop was made ready at the dawn of the day
From lovely Enniskillen they were marching us away.
They boarded us on board a ship to cross the raging main,
To fight in bloody battle in the sunny land of Spain.
Fare thee well Enniskillen, fare thee well for a while
And all around the borders of Erin's green isle;
And when the war is over we'll return in full bloom
And you'll all welcome home your Enniskillen Dragoons.
Oh Spain it is a gallant land where wine and ale flow free
There's plenty of lovely women there to dangle on your knee
And often in a tavern there we'd make the rafters ring
When every soldier in the house would raise his glass and sing CHORUS
Well we fought for Ireland's glory there and many a man had fallen
From musket and from bayonet and from thundering cannon ball
And many a poorman he laid low, amidst the battleground
And as we prepared for action you would often hear this sound CHORUS
Well now the fighting's over and for home we have set sail,
Our flag above this loyal ship is fluttering in the gale:
They've given us a pension boys of fourpence each a day
And when we reach Enniskillen we'll never have to say.