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.