Shane MacGowan, The Popes Minstrel Boy cover

Minstrel Boy
by & The Popes
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
Jul 2, 2013
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Minstrel Boy Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him;
His father's sword he has girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" said the warrior bard,
"Though all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"
Verse 2
The minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring his proud soul under;
The harp he loved ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and bravery!
Your songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

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