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Battering Ram – Take It Down From The Mast lyrics

You have murdered our brave Liam and Rory
You butchered young Richard and Joe
Your hands with their blood are still gory
Fulfilling the work of the foe

Take it down from the mast Irish traitors
It's the flag we Republicans claim
It can never belong to Free-Staters
For you've brought on it nothing but shame

Then leave it to those who are willing
To uphold it in war and in peace
To the men who intend to do killing
Until England's tyranny cease


But we stand with Enright and Larkin
By Daly and Sullivan bold
And we'll break down the English connections
And we'll win back the nation you sold


You sold out the six counties for your freedom
Though we gave you Mccracken and Tone
And brave Ulstermen have fought for you in Dublin
Now you watch as we fight on alone


And up in Ulster we're fighting on for freedom
For our people they yearn to be free
You executed those men who fought for us
With a handgun from over the sea


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