The Croppy Boy
The Croppy Boy
It was early, early in the spring
The birds did whistle and sweetly sing,
Changing their notes from tree to tree
And the song they sang was Old Ireland free.
It was early early in the night,
The yeoman cavalry gave me a fright;
The yeoman cavalry was my downfall
And I was taken by Lord Cornwall.
'Twas in the guard-house where I was laid,
And in a parlour where I was tried;
My sentence passed and my courage low
When to Dungannon I was forced to go.
As I was passing my father's door
My brother William stood at the door;
My aged father stood at the door
And my tender mother her hair she tore.
As I was going up Wexford Street
My own first cousin I chanced to meet;
My own first cousin did me betray
And for one bare guinea swore my life away.
As I was walking up Wexford Hill
Who could blame me to cry my fill?
I looked behind, and I looked before
But my aged mother I shall see no more.
And as I mounted the platform high
My aged father was standing by;
My aged father did me deny
And the name he gave me was the Croppy Boy.
It was in Dungannon this young man died
And in Dungannon his body lies.
And you good people that do pass by
Oh shed a tear for the Croppy Boy.
Recorded by Patrick Galvin, Clancys
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|2.||Biddy Mulligan The Pride Of The Coombe|
|4.||Bold Robert Emmet|
|7.||Coortin In The Kitchen|
|9.||Easy And Slow|
|11.||I Know My Love|
|12.||Ill Tell Me Ma|
|13.||Isnt It Grand Boys|
|15.||Johnny Mac Adoo|
|16.||Jug Of Punch|
|17.||Kelly The Boy From Killanne|
|18.||Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe|
|22.||My Johnny Lad|
|23.||Rockin The Cradle|
|25.||The Braes O Balquiddher Wild Mountain Thyme|
|26.||The Croppy Boy|
|27.||The Gallant Forty Twa|
|28.||The Holy Ground|
|29.||The Juice Of The Barley|
|30.||The Lowlands Of Holland|
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|4||What Would You Do|
|5||Whack Fol The Diddle|
|6||The Real Old Mountain Dew|
|2||The Tallest Man On Earth|
|5||Noah And The Whale|
|7||The Swell Season|