Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Rising of the Moon, The

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X:70
T:Rising of the Moon, The
R:song
C:Words by John Keegan Casey (1866)
Z:id:hn-song-70
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=90
K:D
DE | FF FF | F<A AF | FE EE | E2
A>A | BG dc | BA FD | ED D>E | D2
DE | FF FF | FA AF | FE EE | E2
A>A | BG d>c | BA FD | ED D>E | D2 ||
DE | FF F>F | (FA) A>F | FE E>E | E2
AA | BG d>c | BA FD | ED D>E | D2 ||
W:Oh, then tell me Sean O'Farrell, tell me why you hurry so.
W:Hush me buachaill, hush and listen, and his cheeks were all a-glow.
W:I bear orders from the captain, get ye ready quick and soon,
W:For the pikes must be together by the rising of the moon.
W:
W:By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon,
W:For the pikes must be together by the rising of the moon.
W:
W:Oh, then tell me Sean O'Farrell, where the gathering is to be,
W:At the old spot by the river, quite well known to you and me.
W:One more word for signal token, whistle out the marching tune
W:With your pike upon your shoulder by the rising of the moon.
W:
W:By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon,
W:With your pike upon your shoulder by the rising of the moon.
W:
W:Out from many a mud wall cabin eyes were watching through the night
W:Many a manly heart was beating [throbbing] for the blessed morning light
W:Murmurs rang along the valley to the banshees lonely croon
W:And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon.
W:
W:By the rising of the moon, by the rising of the moon,
W:And a thousand pikes were flashing by the rising of the moon.
W:
W:All along that singing river that black mass of men was seen
W:High above their shining weapons flew their own beloved green
W:Death to every foe and traitor! Whistle out the marching tune
W:And hurrah, me boys, for freedom, 'tis the rising of the moon
W:
W:'Tis the rising of the moon, 'tis the rising of the moon
W:And hurrah, me boys, for freedom, 'tis the rising of the moon


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