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Thread #94144   Message #1819326
Posted By: GUEST,weerover
26-Aug-06 - 08:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Home Fire (Ron Kavana)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We'll keep the home fire burning...
Here it is as sung by Ron Kavana:

HOME FIRE
(Words & music by Ron Kavana)

We had four green fields, but that was long ago.
You've held our loved one hostage for so long.
We had four fine sons, 'til you took one away,
But we'll never give up hope for his return.

CHORUS: And we'll keep the home fire burning,
Keep the flame of liberty alive,
For the fire burns bright in our hearts tonight,
For the long lost prodigal's return,
Ever mindful of the prodigal's return.

The Guilford Four, the Six from Birmingham,
All guilty of being Irish, nothing more.
After all this time, it's still the bloody same.
Can we never expect justice from your courts?

(CHORUS)

Divide and rule has ever been your game.
You'd keep the fires of bigotry flamed high;
But don't dare assume you'll ever win this game.
The Irish will rule Ireland in our time!

wr