The Valley of Knockanure with the lyrics printed on back.
The Valley of Knockanure
You may sing or speak about Easter week and the heroes of ninety eight:
Of the Fenian men who roamed the glen for vict'ry or defeat.
Their names on history's page are told, their memories will endure;
Not a song was sung for our darling sons in the Valley of Knockanure.
There was Walsh and Lyons and the Dalton boys, they were young and in their prime,
They rambled to a lonely spot where the Black and Tans did hide.
The Republic bold they did uphold, though outlawed on the moor,
And side by side they fought and died in the Valley of Knockanure.
It was on a neighbouring hillside we listened in calmed dismay;
In every house, in every town, a young girl knelt to pray.
They're closing in around them now with rifle fire so sure,
And Lyons is dead and Dalton's down in the Valley of Knockanure.
They took them then beside a fence to where the furze did bloom,
Like brothers so they faced the foe to meet their dreadful doom,
When Dalton spoke his voice it broke with a passion proud and pure,
"For our land we die as we face the sky in the Valley of Knockanure."
The summer sun was setting low behind the field and lea,
The pale pale moon is rising far out beyond Tralee,
The dismal stars and the clouds afar are darkening or the moor,
And the Banshee cried while our heros died in the Valley of Knockanure.