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My Son Is a Soldier

My Son Is A Soldier January 18, 2019

I asked an Irish father what if your son was killed
My son is a soldier, that's what the old man said
He's fighting for our country wanting to be free
He remembers the day they attacked, he remembers me
Statues and pictures removed by the butt of a British gun
Family attacked, dragged out by their hair
Family pictures destroyed with beliefs upon the wall
Children cried, British lies, we believe in Ireland's call
Democracy by England, do they give a care
No one can tell me why the planters came here
An order from the leaders, Cromwell came so cruel
Ireland will be free, go home you British fool
Bobby died, Ireland cried, the men of ten remembered
Kevin died at an early age, don't hang me like a dog
The proclamation read, they killed the man that read
They killed our leaders, England shame lives on
Mandela spoke of Ireland, the legends not gone
I asked an Irish father what if your son was killed
My son is a soldier, that's what the old man said

Gerrard McGeachy


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