And on that note...  

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I was born on a Dublin street
Where the royal drums did beat
And the loving English feet walked all over us,
And every single night
When me father'd come home tight
He'd invite the neighbors outside with this chorus:

Oh, come out you black and tans,
Come out and fight me like a man
Show your wife how you won medals down in Flanders
Tell her how the IRA made you run like hell away,
From the green and lovely lanes in Killeshandra.

Come tell us how you slew
Them ol' Arabs two by two
Like the Zulus they had spears and bows and arrows,
How you bravely faced each one
With your sixteen pounder gun
And you frightened them damn natives to their marrow.


Come let us hear you tell
How you slandered great Parnell,
When you thought him well and truly persecuted,
Where are the sneers and jeers
That you bravely let us hear
When our heroes of sixteen were executed.


The day is coming fast
And the time is here at last,
When each shoneen will be cast aside before us,
And if there be a need
Sure my kids will sing, "Godspeed!"
With a bar or two of Stephen Behan's chorus.

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what is that?

October 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM

its funny whatever it is

October 21, 2009 at 5:41 PM

Erin go brah!

October 21, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Hurrah for Irish music!!!!

October 21, 2009 at 9:01 PM

No series of pictures showing real men in kilts, albeit Scottish, is complete without some Anti-English banter!
This entry simply demonstrates my disdain for the English...a virtue I share with my Argentine wife and friends!
This is not an endorsement per se of the Irish Republican Army.

'Get out Ye Black and Tans'
The song is best rendered by Derek Warfield et al.

October 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM

I was actually watching Braveheart last night. I have seen it over a dozen times though.

October 22, 2009 at 10:00 AM

whats braveheart?

October 24, 2009 at 5:02 PM

An atrocious movie.

October 25, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Ah, do you know this one:

they're looking for monkeys in the zoo
and if I had a face like you
I'd join the British army

October 26, 2009 at 3:12 AM

Of course, after the Malvinas war, that sentiment might be very Argentinian.

October 26, 2009 at 3:13 AM

Amen to that! haha....

October 26, 2009 at 11:08 AM


October 26, 2009 at 3:26 PM

Who is this clueless bubble feet?

October 30, 2009 at 8:02 AM

The clueless bubblefeet (perhaps bubblehead would be a better name, haha...) is one of my many little sisters, Viking! You guess which!

October 30, 2009 at 9:29 AM

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