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RALLYING SONG FOR
BALLINTUBBER FOOTBALLERS (ready to use)

Arise! ye men of Ballintubber,
arise! Your time of rest is o’er.
Your followers call ye footballers
all to rally to the fore.
The years of fame are fading
fast, e’en now they seem to be
But memories of a glorious past,
of noble victory.

Arise! And in your minds revive
the scenes of former days,
When scarce September season
passed, but Ballintubber were
seen to raise
Their standards bright of red
and white resplendent in West-
Port Park,
And hundreds thundered out
applause when forwards found
their mark.

Arise! Ye men of valour, for the
time has come once more,
To thrill the throngs within the
Park as they were thrilled of
yore,
To jump, to run, to swerve and
sway, to kick that football true,
To bring the cheering crowds
again to victories anew.

Arise! Ye men of Ballintubber,
arise! your fathers won the
day,
And show those Burrishoole boys
ye are in no danger of decay.
When college boys go back to
School ‘he’ says there goes the
Flame,
To victory for Ballintubber that
We may glory in the name.

Ballintubber

 

(From an 1960s Edition of the Western People)

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