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Recorded live, at Mannion's Irish Pub in Somerville NJ, on January 21, 2011.

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I joined the flying column in 1916
In Cork with Sean Moylan; in Tipperary with Dan Breen
Arrested by Free Staters and sentenced for to die
Farewell to Tipperary said the Galtee mountain boy

We went across the valleys and over the hilltops green
Where we met with Dinny Lacey, Sean Hogan and Dan Breen
Sean Moylan and his gallant men that kept the flag flying high
Farewell to Tipperary said the Galtee mountain boy

We tracked the Wicklow mountains we were rebels on the run
Though hunted night and morning we were outlaws but free men
We tracked the Dublin mountains as the sun was shining high
Farewell to Tipperary said the Galtee mountain boy

I’ll bid farewell to old Clonmel that I never more will see
And to the Galtee mountains that oft times sheltered me
To the men who fought for liberty and died without a sigh
May their cause be ne'er forgotten said the Galtee mountain boy

credits

from Neat Little Still: The Authorized Bootlegs, Vol. 1, track released January 21, 2011
Patrick Clifford: Vocals and guitar
Peter Kane: Mandolin
Randy Decker: Percussion, harmonica, vocals

Photo source: www.flickr.com/photos/fiduggan/394091990/

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Patrick Clifford New York, New York

Patrick Clifford is an Irish-American musician, songwriter, and producer.

He performs and records Irish traditional standards; skillfully crafted original songs and compositions; and discerning covers of contemporary Irish and American songwriters such as Pete St. John, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.

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