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The Bogside Boy


The Bogside Boy                  March 23, 2017

 

A Bogside boy from Derry town

The spirit of freedom, never down

From the little streets you took the lead

For Irelands cause in time of need

The people's friend from the town we know

Your time had come, it was time to go

Our hero has gone with peace at last

An Irish hero, we remember the past

You were with us Martin to the very end

The gas yard wall we'll sing it again

Derry remembers that troubled time

William Street that civil rights time

We lost our people without defeat

Fourteen people without retreat

Walk the dog in heaven by the gas yard wall

We miss you Martin, walk proud and tall

A Bogside boy who supported the people

You ignored the past, the church and steeple

Ireland in the sky with heroes of the past

You've found peace in the sky, freedom at last

A Bogside boy from Derry town

The spirit of freedom, never down

 

Gerrard McGeachy


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