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Follow Me Up To Carlow (Fine Crowd) tabs, video
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Lift, Mac Cahir Oge, your face,
Brooding o'er the old disgrace,
That Black Fitzwilliam stormed your place,
And drove you to the fern, O!
Grey said victory was sure,
Soon the firebrand he'd secure,
Until he met at Glenmalure,
With Feagh Mac Hugh O'Byrne O!

Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
Fallen in your star low.
Up with halberd, out with sword,
On we go, for by the Lord,
Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
"Follow me up to Carlow."

See the swords of Glen Imaal,
Flashing o'er the English pale;
See all the children of the Gael,
Beneath O'Byrne's banners.
Rooster of a fighting stock,
Would you let a Saxon cock,
Crow out upon an Irish rock?
Fly up and teach him manners.

Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
Fallen in your star low.
Up with halberd, out with sword,
On we go, for by the Lord,
Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
"Follow me up to Carlow."

From Trassagart to Clonmore,
There flows a stream of Saxon gore;
Great is Rory Oge More,
At sending the loons to Hades.
White is sick and Grey is fled,
Now for Black Fitzwilliam's head;
We'll send it over, dripping red,
To Liza and her ladies.

Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
Fallen in your star low.
Up with halberd, out with sword,
On we go, for by the Lord,
Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
"Follow me up to Carlow."

Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
Fallen in your star low.
Up with halberd, out with sword,
On we go, for by the Lord,
Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
"Follow me up to Carlow."

####.... Patrick Joseph McCall [1861-1919] ....####
This variant arranged and recorded by Fine Crowd (Poverty's Arse, trk#12, 1995, produced and engineered at Piperstock Productions, Torbay, NL, by Dermot O'Reilly).

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Note: In 1580, the Irish chieftain Fiacha Ò Bróin (anglicized as Feagh O'Byrne) inflicted a significant defeat upon the English forces under Lord Grey de Wilton.

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~ As arranged by Fine Crowd ~

(Capo third fret)

Intro: [Dm] [C] [Dm] [C] [Am] [Dm]

[Dm] Lift, Mac Cahir Oge, your face,
[C] Brooding o'er the old disgrace,
[Dm] That Black Fitzwilliam stormed your place,
And [C] drove you [Am] to the [Dm]fern, O!
[Dm] Grey said victory was sure,
[C] Soon the firebrand he'd secure,
[Dm] Until he met at Glenmalure,
With [C] Feagh Mac [Am] Hugh O'Byrne [Dm] O!

Chorus:
[Dm] Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
[C] Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
[Dm] Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
[C] Fallen into [Am] your star[Dm] low.
[Dm] Up with halberd, out with sword,
[C] On we go, for by the Lord,
[Dm] Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
[C]"Follow me [Am] up to [Dm] Carlow."

[Dm] See the swords of Glen Imaal,
[C] Flashing o'er the English pale;
[Dm] See all the children of the Gael,
[C] Beneath [Am]O'Byrne's [Dm] banners.
[Dm] Rooster of a fighting stock,
[C] Would you let a Saxon cock,
[Dm] Crow out upon an Irish rock?
[C] Fly up and [Am]teach him [Dm] manners.

Chorus:
[Dm] Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
[C] Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
[Dm] Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
[C] Fallen into [Am] your star[Dm] low.
[Dm] Up with halberd, out with sword,
[C] On we go, for by the Lord,
[Dm] Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
[C]"Follow me [Am] up to [Dm] Carlow."

[Dm] From Trassagart to Clonmore,
[C] There flows a stream of Saxon gore;
[Dm] Great is Rory Oge More,
[C]At sending the [Am]loons to [Dm]Hades.
[Dm] White is sick and Grey is fled,
[C] Now for Black Fitzwilliam's head;
[Dm] We'll send it over, dripping red,
[C] To Liza and [Am] her [Dm] ladies.

Chorus:
[Dm] Curse and swear, Lord Kildaire,
[C] Feagh will do what Feagh will dare;
[Dm] Now, Fitzwilliam, have a care,
[C] Fallen into [Am] your star[Dm] low.
[Dm] Up with halberd, out with sword,
[C] On we go, for by the Lord,
[Dm] Feagh Mac Hugh has given the word,
[C]"Follow me [Am] up to [Dm] Carlow."

~ Chords contributed by Paddy Coffey ~


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