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Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem - McAlpine's Fusiliers

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Published on Feb 23, 2008

As down the glen came McAlpine's men
With their shovels slung behind them
'Twas in the pub they drank the sub
And out in the spike you'll find them
They sweated blood and they washed down mud
With pints and quarts of beer
And now we're on the road again
With McAlpine's fusiliers

I stripped to the skin with the Darky Finn
Way down on the Isle of Grain
With the Horseface Toole I knew the rule
No money if you stopped for rain
McAlpine's god is a well-filled hod
Your shoulders cut to bits and seared
And woe to he went to look for tea
With McAlpine's fusiliers

I remember the day that the Bear O'Shea
Fell into a concrete stairs
What the Horseface said when he saw him dead
It wasn't what the rich call prayers
I'm a navvy short, was the one retort
That reached unto my ears
When the going is rough you must be tough
With McAlpine's fusiliers

I've worked till the sweat it has had me beat
With Russian, Czech, and Pole
On shuttering jams up in the hydro-dams
Or underneath the Thames in a hole
I've grafted hard and I've got my cards
And many a ganger's fist across my ears
If you pride your life don't join, by Christ!
With McAlpine's fusiliers

  • Category

  • Song

    • Macalpine's Fuzilliers (Live at Carnegie Hall, New, York, NY - March 1967)
  • Artist

    • The Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem
  • Album

    • In Person At Carnegie Hall/In Concert/Luck Of The Irish (3 Pak)
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • SME (on behalf of Legacy/Columbia)

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