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Wolfe Tones – Sunday Bloody Sunday lyrics

Well it was Sunday bloody Sunday
When they shot the people there
The cries of thirteen martyrs
Filled the Free Derry air
Is there any one amongst you
Dare to blame it on the kids?
Not a soldier boy was bleeding
When they nailed the coffin lids!

Sunday bloody
Bloody Sunday's the day!

You claim to be majority
Well you know that it's a lie
You're really a minority
On this sweet emerald isle
When Stormont bans our marches
They've got a lot to learn
Internment is no answer
It's those mothers' turn to burn!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's
the day!

You Anglo pigs and Scotties
Sent to colonize the North
You wave your fucking Union Jack
And you know what it's worth!
How dare you hold to ransom
A people proud and free
Keep Ireland for the Irish
Turn the British back to sea!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

Well, it's always bloody Sunday
In the concentration camps
Keep Falls Road free forever
From the bloody English hands
Repatriate to Britain
All of you who call it home
Leave Ireland to the Irish
Not for London or for Rome!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

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    Edwyn Sassidy
    The song is an Irish Rebel song, originally written by John Lennon shortly after the events of Bloody Sunday on Sunday, the thirtieth of January, 1972. Near Cable Street in the Bogside area of Derry, a peaceful Civil Rights protest took place to try to get the Irish the same rights in Northern Ireland as the English had and to stop them from being classed as Second-Class citizens. However, the British army met with them in the city centre and fired at them. Twenty eight were shot and thirteen were killed (another died months later from his injuries), out of the thirteen, nine were under the age of eighteen. However, the British army got away with this, and the government never admitted that they were in the wrong until recently, when David Cameron admitted that it was their fault. Before that, there was an inquiry into the events, yet it was dropped off. Another inquiry, the Saville inquiry, took place in the late nineties and found the soldiers responsible for their actions, as they were ordered to shoot those who could be a threat, but had no right to shoot the protesters. Bloody Sunday was a sad day in Irish history, and left many Irishmen in mourning. However, it means a lot to me, and I'm sure many Irishmen, that this tragedy has not been forgotten and that the government have at least admitted that it was their fault and apologised.
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