(Doorverwezen vanaf Foggy Dew)
Foggy dew is een Iers verzetslied dat gaat over de Paasopstand van 24-30 april 1916. Het vertelt over die verzetsstrijders die omkwamen bij deze opstand. Het lied werd geschreven door Charles O'Neill.
- As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
- There Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
- No fife did hum nor battle drum did sound it's dread tatoo
- But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell rang out through the foggy dew
- Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
- 'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
- And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
- While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew
- 'Twas Britannia bade our Wild Geese go that small nations might be free
- But their lonely graves are by Sulva's waves or the shore of the Great North Sea
- Oh, had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha,
- Their names we will keep where the fenians sleep 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew
- But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
- For those who died that Eastertide in the springing of the year
- And the world did gaze, in deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few
- Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the foggy dew
- Ah, back through the glen I rode again and my heart with grief was sore
- For I parted then with valiant men whom I never shall see more
- But to and fro in my dreams I go and I'd kneel and pray for you,
- For slavery fled, O glorious dead, When you fell in the foggy dew.
zoals gezongen door The Dubliners.