GRADH MO CHROIDHE,
I LONG TO SEE OLD I RELAND FREE ONCE MORE

Last night I had a happy dream,
Though restless where I be
I thought again brave Irishmen,
Had set old Ireland free,
And how excited I became,
When I heard the cannon's roar,
O gradh mo chroidhe, I long to see
Old I reland free once more,

It's true we had brave Irishmen
As everyone must own,
O'Neill, O'Donnell, Sarsfield true,
Lord Edward and Wolfe Tone,
And also Robert Emmett, who
Till death did not give o'er
O gradh mo chroidhe, I long to see
Old Ireland free once more,

Now, we can't forget the former years,
They've kept in memory still,
Or the Wexford men of '98
Who fought on Vinegar Hill,
With Father Murphy by their side
And the green flag waving o'er,
O gradh mo croidhe, I long to see
Old Ireland free once more.

Allen, O'Brien and Larkin died
Their country to set free,
And some day yet brave Irishmen
Will make the Saxon flee.
Both day and night they'll always fight,
Until death they'll ne'er give o'er
Oh gradh mo chroidhe,
I long to see Old Ireland free once more.


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