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I Wonder

I Wonder               April 12, 2016
 
I wonder what would happen if we had our heroes for a day
They would join us in our struggle, what do you think they'd say
They would walk with us in Belfast,Derry and Dublin town

We could visit the places they left where the others put them down

The thirty two would great them beneath an Irish sky

Black flags fly on the little streets, do you think that they'd ask why

Crosses mark the country roads where many met their fate

Killed in the name of others on a lonely road of hate

We would greet our fallen heroes with happiness and pain

No need to ask them about their past, they would do it all again

Derry would be so touching where fourteen people died

Taken by the force of evil in the town where people cried

Fourteen caskets, young and old, why did they have to die

The troubled life our heroes facing the forces of the crown

Young and old died together, they will never keep us down

Our heroes come with love, the Irish people will have their say

They paid the ultimate sacrifice, Ireland free one day

Death and destruction in the name of church and steeple

A Gaelic Irish nation, the destiny of our people

If we could have our heroes back with the children of our past

We'd live in peace in Ireland, Peace is here at last
I wonder what would happen if we had our heroes for a day
They would join us in our struggle, what do you think they'd say

 

Gerrard McGeachy


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