“The Boys of Old Erin the Green”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (OLochlainn)
Keywords: battle drink Ireland humorous patriotic
Found in: Ireland


"Concerning that terrible battle, Where bloodshed and battery was seen, With the beef-eating bullies of England And the boys of old Erin the Green." The boys stop at an alehouse and head for the English in the market. The "cowardly English" are banished

Cross references


  1. OLochlainn 101, "The Boys of Old Erin the Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3050
  3. BI, OLoc101