"Young Ned Of The Hill" as written by and R. Kavana T. Woods....
Have you ever walked the lonesome hills and heard the curlews cry?
Or seen the raven black as night upon a windswept sky?
To walk the purple heather and hear the westwind cry
To know that's where the rapparee must die

Since Cromwell pushed us westward to live our lowly lives
Some of us have deemed to fight from Tipperary mountains high
Noble men with wills of iron who are not afraid to die
And who'll fight with Gaelic honor held on high

A curse upon you Oliver Cromwell, you who raped our Motherland
I hope you're rotting down in hell for the horrors that you sent
To our misfortunate forefathers whom you robbed of their birthright
"To hell or Connaught" may you burn in hell tonight

Of one such man I'd like to speak a rapparee by name and deed
His family dispossessed and slaughtered they put a price upon his head
His name is known in song and story and his deeds are legends still
And murdered for blood money was young Ned of the hill

And you've robbed our homes and fortunes, even drove us from the land
You tried to break our spirit but you'll never understand
The love of dear old Ireland that will forge an iron will
As long as there are gallant men like young Ned of the hill

A curse upon you Oliver Cromwell, you who raped our Motherland
I hope you're rotting down in hell for the horrors that you sent
To our misfortunate forefathers whom you robbed of their birthright
"To hell or Connaught" may you burn in hell tonight


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"Young Ned of the Hill" as written by T. Woods R. Kavana

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  • +1
    General CommentWritten and sung by Terry Woods this is about the persecution of the Irish by the 'protector of the faith' Oliver Cromwell. Its also the name of an Irish festival at which Shane is a regular fixture
    twoshedson May 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought this was by The Tossers?
    MattieCampon March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentHistorically, it turns out Cromwell wasn't nearly as bad as he is remembered in both Ireland and England...
    fairportfanon September 14, 2007   Link

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