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▼ The Presentation Song

In 1917 did a group of men meet on Limericks famed sexton street,
in the house of Dan Quaid and the warmth of his den for a new rugby team to begin.
Hence does the Presentation heart beat.
Oh Look out, look out for the magpies are out, their black and their bold and their brave
from the ruck to the maul they will give you their all, to answer the Presentation call.
One for sorrow the old fable does say and it’s you that’s in sorrow today
cause the black and white pres men, the magpie crested rugby men
have taken their victory today.

▼ Stand Up and Fight

Thanks a lot! I'm sure glad to be,
To be where I can see
So many friends of mine.
How've I been doing How've I been doing
If you really want to know the truth,
I'm doing fine!
Seventeen decisions in a row,
An' only five on points; the rest were all K.O.
Jackson an' Johnson, Murphy an' Bronson,
One by one they come,
An' one by one to dreamland they go.
How's it done? You ask me, how's it done?
I got a trainer man who taught me all I know.
Sure feels good to have him in my corner,
Hear his voice a-whispering low:
Big boy, remember, you must remember...

Stand up and fight until you hear that bell,
Stand toe to toe, trade blow for blow,
Keep punching till you make your punches tell,
Show that crowd what you know!
Until you hear that bell, that final bell,
Stand up and fight like hell

▼ The Fields of Athenry

By the lonely prison wall I heard a young girl calling,
Michael, they are taking you away,
For you stole Trevelyn's corn,
So the young might see the morn,
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.
Low, lie the fields of Athenry,
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing,
We had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely prison wall I heard a young man calling,
Nothing matters Mary when you're free,
Against the Famine and the Crown,
I rebelled they ran me down,
Now you must raise our child with dignity.
By a lonely harbour wall she watched the last star falling
And that prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay,
It's so lonely round the fields of Athenry.

▼ The Presentation Song CD & Audio

Listen to the original lyrics sung by Martin McNamara

click on The Presentation Song