The Clancy Brothers, The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem The Minstrel Boy cover

The Minstrel Boy
by The Clancy Brothers & The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem
Lyrics



The 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 hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
Verse 2
"Land of Song!" cried the warrior bard,
(Should) "Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"
Verse 3
The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's steel
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
Verse 4
And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

Writer(s):Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Copyright: LEROY ANDERSON
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