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The Patriot Game


by Clancy Brothers. Buy album CD: Other Songs B - W


Come all ye young rebels, and list while I sing,
For the love of one's country is a terrible thing.
It banishes fear with the speed of a flame,
And it makes us all part of the patriot game.

My name is O'Hanlon, and I've just turned sixteen.
My home is in Monaghan, where I was weaned.
I learned all my life cruel England to blame,
So now I am part of the patriot game.

This Ireland of ours has too long been half free;
Six counties lie under John Bull's tyranny.
But still De Valera is greatly to blame,
For shirking his part in the Patriot game.
They told me how Connolly was shot in his chair,
His wounds from the fighting all bloody and bare.
His fine body twisted, all battered and lame,
They soon made me part of the patriot game.

It's nearly two years since I wandered away,
With the local battalion of the bold IRA,
I've read of our heroes, and I wanted the same,
To play out my part in the patriot game.
[extra verse I found]
I don't mind a bit if I shoot down police,
They are lackeys for war never guardians of peace,
And yet at deserters I'm never let aim,
The rebels who sold out the patriot game.

And now as I lie (or: die) here, my body all holes (or: holed),
I think of those traitors who bargained in souls,
And I wish that my (air) rifle had given the same,
To those Quislings who sold out the patriot game.




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Album: Other Songs B - W Lyrics
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  1. Banks of the Roses
  2. Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe
  3. Black Cavalry
  4. Bold Odonahue
  5. Bold Robert Emmet
  6. Boulavogue
  7. Brennan on the moor
  8. Calton Weaver
  9. Coortin in the Kitchen
  10. Cruiskeen Lawn
  11. Dirty Old Town
  12. Down by the Glenside
  13. Finnegans Wake
  14. Galway Bay
  15. Gypsy Rover
  16. Henry Joy
  17. I Know My Love
  18. Ill Tell Me Ma
  19. Jennifer Gentle
  20. Johnny I Harldy Knew Ye
  21. Johnny Mac Adoo
  22. Kelly the Boy from Killanne
  23. Love of the north
  24. Maid of the Sweet Brown Knowe
  25. Mingulay Boat Song
  26. Moonshiner
  27. Moses Ritooraliay
  28. Mush Mush
  29. My Johnny Lad
  30. Quare Bungle Rye
  31. Rockin the Cradle
  32. Seeds of Love
  33. So Early in the Morning
  34. The Bantry Girls Lament
  35. The Braes O Balquiddher Wild Mountain Thyme
  36. The D Day Dodgers
  37. The Lowlands of Holland
  38. The Men of the West
  39. The Old Orange Flute
  40. The Patriot Game
  41. Theyre Moving Fathers Grave to Build a Sewer
  42. Three Score and Ten
  43. Water is All Right in Tay
  44. Whack Fol the Diddle
  45. Whiskey You're The Devil
  46. Why Paddys Not at Work Today
  47. Wild Rover
  48. Wild Rover (no Nay Never)
  49. Will Ye Go Lassie, Go?

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