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Wolfe Tones – Long Kesh Lyrics

There's a place just outside of Lisburn
It's a place that's known to few
Where a group of Irish rebels
Are held by Faulkner's crew

They're forced to live in cages
Like the inmates of Bellevue
But the spirit of 1916
Will always see them through

The men in this vile place
They come from far and near
Some from the Derry Bogside
And Omagh town so near

And some them from Belfast
From the Market and the Falls
From the narrow streets of Ardoyne
And all around Tyrone

On that black day in August
When Faulkner showed his hand
He thought that by internment
He could break our gallant band

But the boys from Ballymurphy
How they showed the way that night
And they taught those English soldiers
How Irishmen could fight

Long Kesh it's known to everyone
The system must be broke
Ardoyne the New Lodge and the Falls
Will see the system choke

No more the special powers act
Their means will envoke
And Long Kesh will be the U-stone
On which the system's broke

A word now Irish people
No matter where you are
Remember our brave rebels
In Long Kesh this year

And by civil disobedience
Or any other way
We'll make a stand until the day
Each one of them are free
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