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Thread #35901 Message #2973294
Posted By: Jim Dixon
26-Aug-10 - 12:02 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Smashing of the GLASGOW van
Subject: Lyr Add: THE GLASGOW SMASHING OF THE VAN
Here are GUEST,Jim's lyrics, reformatted, and with spelling standardized to the best of my ability:
The Glasgow Smashing Of the Van
This Song was sung by a Glasgow man who lived in Bright Street Garngad Glasgow whose name I may give you at a later date.
If you listen to the song with headphones on, you should hear another man singing alongside with him. This man is his son who also is my brother and the song was recorded in my father's living room. Enjoy.
THE GLASGOW SMASHING OF THE VAN
'Twas on the twelfth of May, boys, in nineteen twenty-one,
When the news ran through old Scotland that a daring deed was done.
'Twas by a band of rebels to release an Irish man
They assembled in the high street where they smashed the prison van.
CHORUS: So here's to the boys who done it! Their cause was staunch and true.
Each man who played his part that day was Irish through and through.
Side by side they stood, their revolvers in their hands,
With that band of Irish rebels at the smashing of the van.
Those clever Glasgow police were quickly on the scene.
They arrested everybody connected to Sinn Fein.
They arrested Father McGroray, an R.C. clergyman,
But they only showed their ignorance at the smashing of the van.
Now the trial it was over and the Crown case it is failed,
Although they did their very best to send our boys to jail.
Defended by their councillor, Mack Jay and Sandy Man,
Sure the verdict was not guilty at the smashing of the van.