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Thread #143927   Message #3325120
Posted By: mayomick
19-Mar-12 - 09:11 AM
Thread Name: You've heard of a place called Benghazi
Subject: RE: You've heard of a place called Benghazi
Whever wrote it must have known the Irish rebel song :

In Cork near the town of old Bantry
where most of the fighting was done
It was there that a true Irish soldier
was shot by a black and tan gun

As he raised himslef up to his elbow,
As the blood from his wounds ran red,
He turned to his comrades beside him,
And these are the words he said:

Won`t you bury me out on the mountains,
So that I can see where the battle was won
So they buried him out on the mountains,
`Neath a cross that stood facing the sun.

They wrote: "Here lies a true Irish soldier,
Who was shot by a Black-and-Tan gun,
And now we are back in old Dublin, our victory over and won,
We think of our comrades we buried under God`s rising sun