61,939 Pages


"Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men)" was a song that Ruby Valentine sang to her son Henry Gordon Jago Jr when he was scared. When he believed his father, Henry Gordon Jago Sr, to be dying, he sang the song to him. (AUDIO: Jago & Son)

'Twas down by the glenside, I met an old woman
A-plucking young nettles, she ne'er saw me coming
I listened a while to the song she was humming
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men
When I was a young girl, their marching and drilling
Awoke in the glenside sounds awesome and thrilling
They loved dear old Ireland, to die they were willing
Glory O, Glory O, to the bold Fenian men.

Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men) [src]

Behind the scenes Edit

  • Jago & Litefoot takes place in the 1890s, but in the real world "Down by the Glenside" was composed around 1916.[1] In fact, Maurice, the story immediately following Jago & Son, establishes 1909 to be quite a way into the future.

Footnotes Edit

  1. Down by the Glenside (The Bold Fenian Men). Wikipedia. Retrieved on 13 May, 2016.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.