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THE ESCAPE OF THE IRISH CONVICT, SAMUEL HALE

He escaped from Green St. courthouse, the glorious Samuel Hale;
You can talk about your Lynchehaun, the man that left Cork Jail;
He ran away from the Courthouses and left them in a stew,
When Doyle, the warder, he came back, he didn't know what to do.

CHORUS

He cleared away, I hear them say, Like a son of Granuaile,
Then give Three Cheers for the gallant career of the convict, Samuel Hale.

On the 5th day of February Hale for trial was bound,
He with six other prisoners was in a cell beneath the ground.
Officer Doyle locked the door without the least delay,
And he had scarcely turned his back when Hale had flew away.

Chorus

When they reached the house in Mount St., there they had plenty of play,
With bricks and stones and pokers he kept them all at bay;
And when he got them into the house he gave them a dreadful drop,
And one man nearly lost his life from off the roof top.

CHORUS

He cleared away, I hear them say, Like a son of Granuaile,
Then give Three Cheers for the gallant career of the convict, Samuel Hale!