Gregory The Great Academy - Boulavogue
C F 1st Verse: At Boulavogue as the sun was setting C Am D7 F O'er bright May meadows of Shelmalier, G7 C F A rebel hand set the heather blazing C Am G7 C and brought the neighbours from far and near. Em F Then Father Murphy from old Kilcormack C Am D7 F Spurred up the rocks with a warning cry: G7 C F 'Arm! Arm!' he cried, 'For I've come to lead you; C Am G7 C For Ireland's freedom we'll fight or die!' C F 2nd Verse: He led us on 'gainst the coming soldiers, C Am D7 F And the cowardly yeomen we put to flight: G7 C F 'Twas at the Harrow the boys of Wexford C Am G7 C Showed Bookey's regiment how men could fight. Em F Look out for hirelings, King George of England; C Am D7 F Search every kingdom where breathes a slave, G7 C F For Father Murphy of County Wexford C Am G7 C Sweeps o'er the land like a mighty wave. C F 3rd Verse: We took Camolin and Enniscorthy C Am D7 F And Wexford storming drove out our foes G7 C F 'Twas at Slieve Coilte our pikes were reeking C Am G7 C With the crimson blood of the beaten Yeos. Em F At Tubberneering and Ballyellis C Am D7 F Full many a Hessian lay in his gore, G7 C F Ah! Father Murphy had aid come over C Am G7 C The green flag floated from shore to shore! C F 4th Verse: At Vinegar Hill, o'er the pleasant Slaney C Am D7 F Our heroes vainly stood back to back, G7 C F and the Yeos at Tullow took Father Murphy C Am G7 C and burned his body upon a rack. Em F God grant you glory, brave Father Murphy C Am D7 F And open Heaven to all your men, G7 C F The cause that called you may call tomorrow C Am G7 C In another fight for the Green again.