Saturday, August 20, 2005

Irish Republican Jail Song



In Ireland's fight for freedom boys, the north has played its part
Though freedom's day has yet to dawn, we've never yet lost heart!
We'll fight it out until the end - we'll fight for we cannot fail,
We know we'll win, although they have our lads in Crumlin jail.

We gave to Erin Eoin Rowe, we gave her Shane O'Neill,
And Tone and Cavehilll made a vow that England still can fail.
Joe McKelvey did not die in vain; he was our northern Gael,
And that's another reason why they keep our lads in Crumlin jail.

So keep on the fight, you volunteers, for God is on our side.
No jail can break our brave young men, no prison clamp their pride.
For England knows, and England fears, our fearless northern gales;
And that's another reason why we'll free our lads from Crumlin jail.

For England knows, and England fears, the famous northern Gaels;
And that's another reason why we'll free our lads from Crumlin jail.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you'll find it's Eoghan Ruadh (or Owen Roe if you want it in the English spelling), and it's Tone and Mitchell- no idea who 'Cavehill' was.

And the English aren't afraid of the wind. It is the fearless Northern GAELS they fear.

Mark said...

Thank you, anon. I merely copied and pasted the lyrics I found from another site. Sometimes it's very hard to find the correct lyrics on the internet. I don't know enough about Irish history to know if some lyrics are wrong. I try to publish them accurately but sometimes, obviously, I fail. "Gaels" makes more sense, doesn't it?