A NEW SONG
You gallant sons of freedom that come from Erin's island,
come listen to a verse or two, its worthy of your smiling,
A battle was fought in Cumberland?a battle too, most cruel,
It was between M'Lusky bold and the brave Anthony Suel.
When Suel came into the field he was capering and smiling,
Saying, 1 can beat every Pat that comes from Erin's island.
The ring was made, the day was laid, to meet they were
The very first blow there was laid low Erin's bold M'Lusky.
M'Lusky he rose up again, and seemed not undaunted,
An Irishman you have got here. if that be what you wanted;
With skilful blows he laid him low, did the son of an ancient
For nine knocks down out of ten rounds he gave the English
I pray, brave Suel, now give in, I see pale death is coming ;
It's I will die before I yield to any Paddy living.
With that he threw him on the sand, they thought he us'd
Hurrah! they cried, you'll win the day, my braw White-
M'Lusky he got up again, and seemed not undaunted,
If you are the man, before me stand, this time I mean to
With that he drew a right hand blow?down went his
Make him yield, give up the field, and from the ring was
Thousands there stood looking on, with wonder and alarm
To see their bully carried off, a man at either arm.
At the Market Cross you did stand, there crying on an Irish
But here's the youth from Ireland that will beat your Eng-
You have brave lads in Cumberland, long run without cor-
You've muckle need of Patrick's seed to bring you to sub-
At the Market Square you did stand, there crying on a
But here's the youth from Derry town that will beat your
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Probable date of publication:
1852-1859 shelfmark: L.C.Fol.178.A.2(033)
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