MacEdward Leach and the Songs of Atlantic Canada
Irishmen All
Leo Martin NFLD 2 Tape 10A Track 2
Trepassey Audio:
Ballad

(The beginning of this song is obscured by whistling noise on tape)

Some from the seaside and some from the heat'er
And townsmen and countrymen and we're Irishmen all

Chorus
Oh Ulster men, muster, men cannot molest her men (?)
Faithful to Erin we answer her call
Oh Ulster men muster; men cannot molest her men (?)
True-hearted Irishmen Irishmen all

Warm is our love for the Island that bore us
Cruelty whatever whatever befall
Ready are we as our fathers before us
To strike for our glory we're Irishmen all

Chorus
Oh Ulster men, muster, men cannot molest her men (?)
Faithful to Erin we answer her call
Oh Ulster men muster; men cannot molest her men (?)
True-hearted Irishmen Irishmen all

We got our faults but slight ones as any(?)
We got our difference 'tween big and small
We got our welcher's and not very many
And soon they'll be for Irishmen all

Oh ____________ and Ulster men, muster men
Oh ____________ and Ulster men all
Oh ____________ and Ulster men, muster men
Townsmen and countrymen and we're Irishmen all


Notes


Text: A patriotic song uniting all Irishmen, despite their differences, in a common love for Ireland.

Tune: The text alternates between verse and chorus and the melody repeats throughout. The meter is 2/4 and in the mode of B mixolydian with a range of an octave.

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