The Irish Rebel Music of Pádraig Mór...
(Saoirse & Shebeen)

Padraig Mor -- The Irish Rebel Music Of Padraig Mor (Saoirse & Shebeen)

KELLY THE BOY FROM KILLANE (P.J.McCall)

1

What's the news, what's the news oh my bold Shelmalier

With your long barreled gun of the sea

Say what wind from the north brings your messenger here

With a song for the dawning of the free

Goodly news, goodly news do I bring you from Forth

Goodly news shall you hear Bargey man

For the boys march at dawn from the south to the north

Led by Kelly the boy from Killane

2

Tell me who is the giant with the gold curling hair

He who rides at the head of your band

Seven feet is his height with some inches to spare

And he looks like a king in command

Oh me boys that the pride of our bold Shelmaliers

Among the bravest of leaders a man

Raise your beavers aloft & give three rousing cheers

For Sean Kelly the boy from Killane

3

Enniscorthy's in flames & old Wexford is won

And the Barrow tomorrow we will cross

On a hill o'er  the town we have planted our guns

And tomorrow we will march into Ross

All the Forth men & Bargey men march o'er the heath

With young Harvey to lead on the van

But the foremost of all in that grim gap of death

 Will be Kelly the boy from Killane

4

But the gold sun of freedom grew dark o'er New Ross

And it sets on the Slaney's red waves

And poor Wexford stripped naked hung high on a cross

And her heart is by traitors displaced

Glory o', glory o' to those brave men who died

For the cause of long downtrodden man

Glory o' to Mount Leinster's own gallant & pride

Dauntless Kelly the boy from  Killane