One[D] evening fair,as the sun was shining,
Through Kilkenny I did ride,[G]I did[D] meet Captain Brady,
A[A] tall Comander by his side,
[Chorus]Then you are[D] well come Highland Paddy,
By my side you'll surly stand,[G]hear the[D] people shout for freedom,
We'll rise in the morning with the Fenian band,
[A]Rise in the morning with the Fenian band.
In the morning we rose early,just before the break of day,
Blackbirds singing in the bushes,greeting to the smiling morn.
Gather round free men of Ireland,gather Fenians gather round,
Hand to hand with sword and musket,spill the blood upon this holy ground.
Theres a glen beside the river,just outside Kilkenny town,
There we met this noble captain,men lay dead upon the ground,
There's a grave beside the river,a mile outside Kilkennd,
There we laid pur noble captain,birds were silent when this fenian died.
All my life I will remember,I'll remember night and day,
Once I rode into Kilkenny,and I heard this noble captain say.