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A Row In The Town (Erin Go Brath)

This song is by Wolfe Tones and appears on the album Rifles of the IRA (1969).

I'll sing you a song of a row in the town
When the Green flag went up and the Crown rag came down
Twas the neatest and sweetest thing ever you saw
And they played the great game they call Erin Go Bragh

God Bless galant Pearse and his comrades who died
Tom Clark, MacDonagh, MacDiarmad, McBryde
And here's to James Connolly who gave one Hurrah!
And faced the machine guns for Erin Go Bragh

Now one of ourleaders was down in rings end
For the honor of Ireland to hold and defend
He had no veteran soldiers but volunteers raw
Playing sweet Mauser music for Erin Go Bragh

Old Ceannt and his comrades like lions at bay
From the South Dublin Union poured death and dismay,
Butwhat was their often when the invaders men saw
All the dead khaki soldiers in Erin Go Bragh

A great foreign captain was raving that day
Saying "Give me one hour and they'll blow you away"
But a big Mauser bullet got stuck in his yaw,
And he died of lead poisoning in Erin Go Bragh

A glory to Dublin, to her do renown
In the long generations her fame will go down
And the children will tell how they're forefathers saw
The red blaze of freedom called Erin Go Bragh

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