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Irish Girl


                  Irish Girl          September 25, 2012

Eat or die was my mother's cry, She had tears of fear upon her Irish face
The choice was not clear in that early year as I lay beside the fire
Why is she mean, what does she mean, as I lay on the kitchen floor
My father is gone to fight the war that nobody knows about
We're children of the famine and resistors of that foreign cause
My brothers and sisters dear have been forced to live in fear
I'm too young to understand my fear, I love my country dear
They came to our door again just like before
They called us names like being Irish, and they called us many more
British army was there name in Ireland for their queen
I was tired, we cried, my brothers and sisters felt the same
My home was attacked and the furniture wrecked, I remember the family pain
I've grown now; I'm an Irish girl with pride. I have a message for those people
I love my country and my people; you cannot intimidate this Irish girl
If you come back, you know you're not welcome in Ireland things have changed
The message to your leaders is simple and very clear
I'm a big girl now, very Irish and I love my country dear
How dare you frighten a child of Ireland, I remember my mothers fear
You attacked my father and mother; I send you my message very clear
Ireland does not want you; I don't know why you're here
Leave my country now, let us live in peace. I make this very clear
If Cromwell comes back with a different face we'll send him on his way
We're Irish and proud, don't test this nation anymore
Next time will be very different, I promise this for sure
Eat or die was my mother's cry, She had tears of fear upon her Irish face
The choice was not clear in that early year as I lay beside the fire

                          Gerrard McGeachy







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