Wrap the Green Flag Round Me

Wrap the green flag round me boys
To die were far more sweet
With Erin′s noble emblem boys
To be my winding sheet

In life I loved to see it wave
And follow where it led
But now my eyes grow dim
My hand would grasp its last bright shred

So wrap the green flag round me boys
To die were far more sweet
With Erin's noble emblem boys
To be my winding sheet

And I had hopes to meet you boys
On many a well fought field
When to our sacred banner boys
The traitrous foe would yield
But now at last I am denied
My dearest earthly prayer
You′ll follow and you'll meet the foe
But I shall not be there

So wrap the green flag round me, boys
To die were far more sweet
With Erin's noble emblem boys
To be my winding sheet

But though my body moulders boys
My spirit will be free
And every comrade′s honour boys
Will yet be dear to me
And in the thick of bloody fight
Let not your courage lag
For I′ll be there and hovering near
Beneath the dear old flag

So wrap the green flag round me boys
To die were far more sweet
With Erin's noble emblem boys
To be my winding sheet

So wrap the green flag round me boys
To die were far more sweet
With Erin′s noble emblem boys
To be my winding sheet

Published:

25 December, 2021