One evening fair as the sun
To Kilkenny I did ride, I did meet with Captain
tall commander by his side.
Then you are welcome Highland Paddy
By my side you'll surely stand, hear the people shout for freedom
We'll rise in the morning with the Fenian
in the morning with the Fenian band.
In the morning we rose early
Just before the break of dawn, blackbirds singing in the bushes
Greetings to a smiling morn.
Gather round me men of Ireland
Gather Fenians gather round, hand to hand
with sword and musket
Spill the blood upon this holy ground.
There's a glen beside the river
Just outside Kilkenny Town, there we met
the noble Captain
Men lay dead upon the ground.
There's a grave beside the river
A mile outside Kilkenny Town, there we laid
our noble Captain
Birds were silent when this Fenian died.
All my life I will remember
I'll remember night and day that once I rode
And I heard this noble Captain say