Brennan on the Moor

Brennan on the Moor

Oh it’s of a brave young highway man this story I do tell
his name was Willie Brennan and from Ireland he did dwell
it was from the Kilworth Mountains he commenced his wild career
and many a wealthy nobelman before him shook with fear

Oh it’s Brennan on the Moor, Brennan on the Moor
Oh brave and undaunted was young Brennan on the Moor

One day upon the hightway as young Willie he went down
he met the Mayor of Cashel about a mile from town
the Mayor he knew his features he said “Young man,” said he.
“Your name is Willie Brennan you must come along with me!” CHORUS

Then Willie’s wife went into town porvisions for to buy
and when she saw her Willie she began to weep and cry
she said, “Hand me that tenpenny!” as soon as Willie Spoke
and handed him a blunderbuss from underneath her cloke CHORUS

Now it’s of this loaded blunderbuss the truth I will unfold
he made the mayor to tremble and robbed him of his gold
a hundred pounds was offered for his apprehention there
and then with horse and saddle to the mountains did repair CHORUS

Now Brennan bein’ an outlaw upon the mountains high
with cavalry and infantry to take him they did try
he laughed at them with scorn until at last they say
by a false hearted woman Brennen cruely was betrayed CHORUS


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