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The Minstrel Boy (reverb)
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Irish Air called "The Moreen"


Sun Jun 19, 2005
World : Traditional Irish
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» highest in charts:   # 41   (75,933 songs currently listed in World)
» highest in sub-genre:   # 2   (1,134 songs currently listed in World > Traditional Irish)
About the song
This Reverb version was uploaded first but it did not show on my soundClick till July 8 05.
See the other version that went to #15.
Lyrics
The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him.
"Land of Song," cried the warrior bard,
"Though all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy right shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee."

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said "No chains shall sulley thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery,
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery.