The Minstrel Boy-a Very Old Poem

This is based on the tune of a very old Irish aire called "The Moreen"

The minsterl boy to the war in the ranks of Death

You will find him

His father's sword he has girded on

And his wild harp slung behind him

Land of song said the warrior bard though all the world betray thee

One sword at least they rights shall gaurd

One faithful harp shall play to thee

The minstrel fell but the foe mans chains could not drag that proud soul under

The harp he loved never played again for he tore its cords asunder

He said no chain shall sully thee

Thy soul of love and purity

Thy song were meant for the brave and free

And shall not sound in slavery!

 

irishknight1973 irishknight1973
41-45, M
2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

thanks for sharing this!

I meant at the beginning to the war has gone