Fermanagh Gold Introduction
 
ENNISKILLEN DRAGOONS

Two versions of this traditional song are represented here. The one below appears to be the more usual version.  Another version is linked at the bottom of this page.

To hear the accompanying melody click HERE 

Chorus:
Fare thee well Enniskillen, fare thee well for a while
And all around the borders of Erin's green isle;
And when the war is over we'll return in full bloom
And you'll all welcome home the Enniskillen Dragoons.

A beautiful damsel of fame and renown
A gentleman's daughter from Monaghan town
As shedrove by the barracks this beautiful maid
Stood up in her coach to see Dragoons on parade

Chorus

They were all dressed out like gentlemen's sons
Their fine shining sabres and their carbine guns
Their silver mounted pistols, she observed them full soon
Because she loved an Enniskillen Dragoon

Chorus

Flora dear Flora your pardon I crave
It's now and forever that I'll be your slave
Your parents have insulted me both morn, night and noon
Because you would wed an Enniskillen Dragoon

Chorus

Willie dearest Willie don't heed what they say
For children their parents are bound to obey
But when the war is over they'll all change their tune
And you'll roll me in your arms by the light of the moon

Chorus

Variation click HERE