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YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT
(John O'Connor)

1. Out from the Carolina shore
THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT
Carrying soldiers, guns and more
DOWN BELOW, THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT
Her orders in and the training done
THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT
To put an end to the revolu-ti-on
DOWN BELOW, THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT

CHO: OH SHE BLOWS WITH THE WIND, IT'S A BLOODY END
THAT SHE HAS FOR THE REBELS' FIGHT
WHEN THERE'S MONEY IN THE BANKS THERE'S HOODLUMS IN THE RANKS
DOWN BELOW, DOWN BELOW, THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT

(similarly:)
2. The Yankee once was a ship so bold
She sailed for freedom, not for gold
But the tyrants stole away the ship
Now she robs from the poor for the greedy rich.

3. Where do your hard-earned taxes go?
Down below the borders of Mexico.
From where do the tyrant's orders come?
From Wall Street and from Washington.

4. Do you think it's for democracy,
When they practice common butchery?
So sing a song for the FMLN
And bring the Yankee home again.

5. Back in the land of liberty,
Sure, that's where you want you home to be
But where did you get your freedom from?
You fought your own revolution.

on his album "Songs for Our Times",
Flying Fish, 1984.

copyright John O'Connor
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