Come all you gallant heroes,
Along with me combined,
I'll sing a song,
It won't take long,
Of the Fighting Sixty Ninth.

They're the band of men
Brave, stout and bold,
From Ireland they came,
And they have a leader to the fold,
Me Cocoran was his name

It was in the month of April,
When the boys they sailed away.
And they made a sight so glorious,
As they marched along Broadway
They marched right down Broadway, me boys,
Until they reached the shore
And from there they went to Washington,
And straight unto the war.

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys,
Which was greeted with a smile
Singing here's to boys that fear no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth.

And when the war is said and done,
May heaven spare our lives,
For it's only then that we can return,
To our loved ones and our wives.
We'll take them in our arms, me boys,
For a long night and a day
And we'll hope that war will come no more,
To sweet Amerikay.

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys,
Which was greeted with a smile,
Singing here's to boys who will fear no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth

So farewell unto you dear New York,
Will I e'er see you once more,
For it fills my heart with sorrow
To leave your sylvan shore.
But the country now it is calling us,
And we must hasten fore.
So here's to the stars and stripes, me boys,
And to Ireland's lovely shore.

And here's to Murphy and Devine
Of honour and renown
Who did escort our heroes
Unto the battle ground.
And said unto our colonel,
We must fight hand to hand
Until we plant the stars and stripes
Way down in Dixieland.

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys,
Which was greeted with a smile,
Singing here's to boys who will fear no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth.

So we gave them hearty cheers, me boys,
Which was greeted with a smile,
Singing here's to boys who fear no noise,
We're the Fighting Sixty Ninth.


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