The midnight hags are shrieking round the Castle of Drumboe
blood is flowing red in the solemn soil below
Their crime that they had left their home for to fight a foreign foe
by Irish hands they were murdered in the Castle of Drumboe.
From Cork and Kerry homes they came, from Munster green and fair
fight the bloodstained Black and Tans and to dare what men may dare
Blind treachery betrayed them, then informers rot their
Ireland, you have murdered them in the Castle of Drumboe.
You have sold the past for England's gold, sold many the pass and gorge
have cringed to Orange Carson and you knelt to English George (George V)
Even borrowed English armoury your country to
And you murdered Ireland's fighting men in the Castle of Drumboe.