Ireland’s entry for the Saoltvision Song Contest 2008 (This is a fictional contest done just for fun) The Chieftains feat. Sinéad O’Connor – The foggy dew As down the glen one Easter morn To a city fair rode I Their armed lines of marching men In squadrons passed me by No pipe did hum, no battle drum Did sound its loud tattoo But the Angelus’ bells o’er the Liffey’s wells Rang out in the foggy dew Right proudly high in Dublin town Hung they out a flag of war ‘Twas better to die ‘neath an Irish sky Than at Suvla or Sud el Bar And from the plains of Royal Meath Strong men came hurrying through While Brittania’s Huns with their long-range guns Sailed in through the foggy dew The bravest fell, and the requiem bell Rang mournfully and clear For those who died that Easter-tide In the springing of the year While the world did gaze with deep amaze At those fearless men but few Who bore the fight that freedom’s light Might shine through the foggy dew And 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 kneel and pray for you For slavery fled, oh, glorious dead When you fell in the foggy dew

3 Responses to “Saoltvision Song Contest 2008 – 22 IRELAND: The Chieftains feat. Sinéad O’Connor – The foggy dew”

  • dlteodorian:


  • LudoVolkov:

    @MichelleSeven No, Michelle 🙂 Saoltvision is just what a fan-contest created by me, in which I pick 25 songs from all over the world for people to vote for their favs if they want to. You can see more videos of the 2008 and 2009 editions in my profile ^-^

  • MichelleSeven:

    What is Saoltvision? is it the irish song contest chosing a song for eurovision? This song is very good =)

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