The Spirit of the Nation/The Vow of Tipperary


From Carrick streets to Shannon shore—
From Slievenamon to Ballindeary—
From Longford-pass to Galtymore—
Come, hear The Vow of Tipperary.

"Too long we fought for Britain's cause,
And of our blood were never chary;
She paid us back with tyrant laws,
And thinned The Homes of Tipperary.

"But never more we'll win such thanks;
We swear by God, and Virgin Mary,
Never to list in British ranks;"
And that's The Vow of Tipperary.