The Dublin Fusiliers

Well, you've heard about the indians with their tommyhawks and spears
And of the U.N. warriors, the hero's of recent years
Also I might mention the British Grenadiers
Well none of them were in it but the Dublin Fusiliers
You've heard about the Light Bregade and of the deeds they've done
And of the other regiments that many vic'tries won
But the pride of all the armies, Dragoons and Carabiniers
Was that noble band of warriors, the Dublin Fusiliers

Chorus With your left foot and right about face, this is the way we go
Charching with fixed bayonets, the terror of ev'ry foe
A glory to old Ireland, as proud as buccaneers
And a terror to Creation are the Dublin Fusiliers

Well, you've heards about the wars between the Russians and the Brits
The sar' one day was reading an ould copy of Titbits
And when the General came to him and htrew himself down in tears
"We'd better run back like blazes, here's the Dublin Fusiliers"
The sar' commanced to tremble and he bit his underlip
"'Begorra boys" says he, "I think we'd better take the tip
For devils come from Dublin and to Judge from what I hears
They're demons of militia men, the Dublin Fusiliers


Well, the sergeant cried "Get ready lads, lay down each sword and gun
Take off your shoes and stocking, boys, and when I tell yous, run"
They didn't stop, but started and amidst three ringing cheers
Came a shower of bricks and bullets from the Dublin Fusiliers
The time that Julius Caesar tried to land down at Ringsend
The coastguards couldn't stop them, so for the Dublins they did send
But just as they were landing, lads, we heard three ringing cheers
"Get back to Rome like blazes, here's the Dublin Fusiliers


Performed by The Dubliners.