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Thread #14518   Message #2753895
Posted By: Young Buchan
27-Oct-09 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Home, Boys, Home (from The Dubliners)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home, Boys, Home (from The Dubliners)
After the shootings in Derry in 1972 and the subsequent report by Lord Justice Widgery I heard a parody of Home Boys Home of which I can only remember the final verse and chorus. No idea who wrote it, though the names of Terry Eagleton and Herbert McCabe have both been suggested. Since Terry is still alive and could sue, but Herbert isn't .... There is a song in the DT called My Little Armalite, which may have been an influence as well. John Hume was leader of the SDLP.

If he be a provo, catch him if you can.
If he's an Official shoot him down like Joe McCann.
But if that he's a para, give him a Widgery
And cover him in glory like the SS used to be.

Hume, boys, Hume, Hume I'd like to see
Hume in the Dail of a single countery,
But the Popes and the dopes and the petit-bourgeoisie
Have made life a hell in the North countery.