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Foggy Dew

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Foggy Dew is a folk song of Irish priest Canon Charles O'Neill, which he wrote shortly after 1919. It is, especially among Irish musicians, one of the most popular songs of traditional Irish folk music.

Lyrics :

"As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
There Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
No pipe did hum, no battle drum did sound its loud tattoo
But the Angelus Bell o'er the Liffey's swell rang out in the foggy dew
Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud-El-Bar
And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew." [1]

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