Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Wolfe Tones – You'll Never Beat The Irish, Part 2 lyrics
At the Siege of Limerick, Patrick Sarsfield won the day
But the Irish they were cheated when his army went away
Queen Ann and her successors forced on us those Penal Laws
Denying the rights and liberty of religion, land, and property!

Murder, plunder fallaballa, clear the way
Cheating, stealing, diddly-idel-day
Ducking, diving, fallaballa, clear the way
Diddly-aidel-doh, diddly-aidel-day

Then came the three mad Georges and they had us nearly fooled
They couldn't speak the lingo of the countries that they ruled
Puppets of the ascendancy they kept the Irish down
But the rebels and the whiteboys hard their army on the run!

You'll never beat the Irish, no matter what you do
You can put us down and keep us out, but we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish and we'll fight until the end
You know, you should have known: You'll never beat the Irish

The famine Queen, Victoria came to rule us by and by
She was on the throne so bloody long, we thought she'd never die!
She presided over hunger, famine, poverty, and disease
She drove the people from their home to their death or to the land beyond the sea!

Murder, plunder fallaballa, clear the way
Cheating, stealing, diddly-idel-day
Ducking, diving, fallaballa, clear the way
Diddly-aidel-doh, diddly-aidel-day

All across the 19th century, fought oppression with great zeal
O'Connell spoke his blarney for emancipation and repeal
Young Ireland and the Fenians tried the dynamite and the gun
Parnell, the Men of Sixteen died, then Michael Collins had them on the run!

You'll never beat the Irish, no matter what you do
You can put us down and keep us out, but we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish and we'll fight until the end
You know, you should have known: You'll never beat the Irish

Murder, plunder fallaballa, clear the way
Cheating, stealing, diddly-idel-day
Ducking, diving, fallaballa, clear the way
Diddly-aidel-doh, diddly-aidel-day
×



Lyrics taken from /wolfe_tones-youll_never_beat_the_irish_part_2-1593161.html

  • Email
  • Correct

You'll Never Beat The Irish, Part 2 meanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts about You'll Never Beat The Irish, Part 2

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Post meanings

U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

official video

Featured lyrics

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z