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Foggy Dew (featuring Monica Martin)

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It was down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I

When an armed line of marching men in squadrons passed me by

No pipe did hum, nor 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

It was better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud-El-Bar 

And from the plains of Royal Meath brave men came hurrying through

While Britannia's Huns, with their great big guns sailed in through the foggy dew

Oh the night fell black, and the rifles' crack made perfidious Albion reel
In the leaden rain, seven tongues of flame did shine o'er the lines of steel

By each shining blade a prayer was said, that to Ireland her sons be true

And when morning broke, the war flag shook out its folds in the foggy dew

Oh the bravest fell, and the solemn bell rang mournfully and clear

For those who died that Eastertide in the spring time of the year

While the world did gaze, with deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few
Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the foggy dew

Back through the glen I rode again and my heart with grief was sore

For I parted then with valiant men whom I never shall see more

But to and fro in my dreams I go and I sing and I think of you,

For slavery fled, both living and dead, when you fell in the foggy dew.


from Three Sails, released December 13, 2014
Traditional arr. The Kissers featuring Monica Martin of PHOX



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The Kissers bring a fresh, original kick to Celtic music. Forged during legendary Monday nights at Madison's O’Cayz Corral, and honed through 1000 nights on the road, their sound blends sharp musicianship, black humor and the lilt and lyricism of the ancient melodies. Rock musicians who learned Irish music, The Kissers explore the roots of that tradition while retaining their own unique essence. ... more

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