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O you gentlemen of the shamrock pay attention to my ditty
Be alive to your duty, be wise and be witty
Keep your powder dry and we'll make the tyrants fall
And we'll give them what Lord Leitrim got below in Donegal
With me riddle lol de day right
Fol lol the riddle lol de riddle lol de day right
Fol de rol de ree
It being on the 2nd of April this old debaucher left his den
He left bailiffs, bums, and harlots in the castle in Lough Rynn
To Makem and Kincaid he'd give a hellish bawl
ll tumble down the cabins in the County Donegal
These 2 crafty looking renegades old Shiny did obey
Saying "we'll hurl out the Papish and
we'll drown them in the sea
As Cromwell did in days of yore
we'll waste them great and small
And we'll desola
te their farms today below in Donegal"
"Oh me lord I feel so horrified" cruel Makem he did say
"For my mind it has foretold me we'll meet Rory on the way"
His lordship then did answer in the presence of Kincaid
"Of Rory or the Devil sure I never was a
So they road away together on that unlucky day
Until they came to Cretlagh wood near an angle of the sea
Where poor Rory he was standing just seven by a squall
All for to protect the widows in the County Donegal
When young Rory seen them coming
his heart it lept with glee
He gave 3 cheers for tenant rights, home rule and liberty
"Our maidens fair and colleen bawn
that were proper slim and tall
'Twas by you they were sent o'er the sea far far from Donegal"
This monster's face began to foam
and his venom he did spew
And roar out in a hellish tone "Sir tell me who are you?"
"Oh my Lord, I'm Rory of The Hill that makes you welcome all
To a hearty dose of bullet pills this day in Donegal"
Cruel Makem cr
ies "Spare us our lives
Mister Rory if you please!"
"No no for when you lie with dogs you're sure to rise with fleas
The boys was laughing at the joke, they stood behind the wall
Sayin' "We'll pepper 'em up with powder and smoke
this day in Donegal"
"Oh go on me boys" says Rory "Make ready present and fire"
At his old brain they took fair aim
and they hurled him in the mire
To revenge the joke his head they broke
and his carcass they did maul
They stuck him in a pool his head to cool below in
"Well done me boys" says Rory as he turned to the sea
And merrily jumped into a boat that there at anchor lay
"We can paddle our own canoes, we've got a speedy shal
And hurray me boys" says Rory "for the maids in Donegal"
Oh the policemen like buzzards
gathered round this dirty beast
And the devils all both great and small
they had a sumptuous feast
He was dissected like a bullock down in Manor Vaughan Hall
And the devils ate him rump and stump that night in Donegal