It was down by Egan's corner one morning I did stray
I met a fellow rebel
there and this to him did say
'We have orders from the captain
To assemble at Drumbar
But how are we go to get
there without a motorcar?'
Well Barney dear be of good cheer
And I'll tell you what we'll do
specials they are plentiful and the IRA are few
We'll wire into Stranorlar and before we'll get that far
the boys a bloody good ride in Johnson's motorcar.
When doctor Johnson got the news
He soon put on his shoes
'This is an urgent case
And there is no time to lose'
He then put on his castor hat
And upon his breast a star
You could hear the din going
Through Glenfin of Johnson's motorcar.
Well when he got to the Reelin Bridge
The rebels he saw there
the game was up with him
For at him they did stare
He said 'I have a permit to travel near and far'
You can stick
your English permit
We want your motorcar.
What will you loyal brethren say
When e'er they hear the news
it has been commandeered
By the rebels at Dunluce
We'll give you a receipt for it
All signed by Captain Meagher
And when Ireland gets her freedom
You'll get your motorcar.
They set the car in motion and filled it to the brim
With rifles and with
This made old Johnson grim
And Barney hoisted the Sinn Fein flag
And it fluttered like a star
they give three cheers for the IRA
And Johnson's motorcar.