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Thread #13902   Message #116588
Posted By: Den
22-Sep-99 - 05:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: James Connolly (Wolfe Tones)
Subject: James Connolly
I am currently reading the book Rebels and particularly James Connollys involvement in the '16 rising. I seem to remember a poem that proceeded the song James Connolly on, I think it was a Wolfe Tones album. Anyway I heard at one time that the poem was actually penned by one of the British soldiers in the firing squad so affected was he by Connolly. I heard too that he (the soldier) subsequently commited suicide. Now I don't know if there is any truth to that story or wheather its folklore but I am looking for the words to the poem if anyone can help. Thanks in advance Den