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Nine Irishmen Beside Me

Nine Irish Men Beside Me             April 7. 2018


Nine Irishmen beside me
Civil rights on our mind wanting to be free
Loving our country preparing to die
No clothes. no food,the world knows why
I think of my family and comrades, I miss them all
Growing in Ireland I answered the call
No future in my land, I joined the brigade
I wanted what they had, democracies fate
America proud with Martin and JFK
I want freedom, I want it today
On my Belfast street I knew it was wrong
No civil rights we've waited so long
The drums of the country that came
Marching in my land with hate and no shame
I'm Irish, freedom without blame
Heaven may be the answer
When my day comes all is not lost
Freedom for Ireland is part of the cost
Nine Irishmen beside me
Civil rights on our mind wanting to be free

Gerrard McGeachy


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