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Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)

GUEST,Mike 17 Apr 09 - 07:14 PM
Jim Dixon 18 Apr 09 - 03:41 PM
Joe Offer 19 Apr 09 - 02:29 AM
mg 19 Apr 09 - 02:43 AM
MartinRyan 19 Apr 09 - 03:33 AM
GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin 19 Apr 09 - 07:53 AM
MartinRyan 19 Apr 09 - 08:24 AM
Cattail 19 Apr 09 - 03:22 PM
GUEST,Dave_ 19 Apr 09 - 03:31 PM
GUEST,Dave_ 19 Apr 09 - 03:33 PM
MartinRyan 19 Apr 09 - 03:41 PM
GUEST,rabharvey 22 Jul 09 - 06:08 PM
GUEST,rab harvey 22 Jul 09 - 06:15 PM
GUEST,rab harvey 23 Jul 09 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,Did you count all the stars up in heaven 15 Aug 09 - 12:36 PM
GUEST,Andy...expat 29 Jan 12 - 03:19 PM
GUEST 03 Feb 12 - 12:39 PM
ollaimh 04 Feb 12 - 12:39 PM
GUEST,guest 2 16 Feb 12 - 10:38 AM
MartinRyan 16 Feb 12 - 06:03 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: GUEST,Mike
Date: 17 Apr 09 - 07:14 PM

Hi All, when i was very young my Grandad used to have a double cassette album called 40 best irish rebel songs.
There was a song on there sung by a lady and the lyrics went something along the lines of:

These men will fight for freedom,
and so irish men won't run.
We'll stand and fight for freedom,
we'll drive out the invading gun.
So when we look down on our children,
here's what we'll say to them,
when you walk through the streets of our city,
then you walk through the blood on our land.

I believe thats the chorus. Unfortunately i cannot remember any more and cannot find any reference to either the song or the album via google. So i ask anyone out there, do you know the title of this song and if so, what are the full lyrics, where can i find an album that contains it or does anyine have an MP3?

Thanks to all

Mike


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Subject: Album: 40 Best Irish Rebel Songs
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Apr 09 - 03:41 PM

If this is the same album, it came out as a CD in 2000, sung by various artists, on the Outlet label, catalog #539. Here is the track list, from Allmusic.com:

1. Shall My Soul Pass Trough Ireland?
2. Sean South from Garryowen
3. Four Green Fields
4. Patriot Game
5. Barry's Column
6. Down by the Liffey Side
7. Ireland's
8. Old Howth Gun
9. Rebel Heart
10. Boys of the Old Brigade
11. Broad Black Brimmer
12. Dying Rebel
13. O'Donnovan Rossa
14. Erin's Flag
15. Irish Soldier Boy
16. Boys of Kilmichael
17. James Connolly
18. Gra Ma Chroi
19. Sean Tracy
20. Off Dublin in the Green
21. Rifles of the I.R.A.
22. Come out You Black and Tans
23. Man from Mullingar
24. Kevin Barry
25. Ashtown Road
26. Arbour Hill
27. Freedom's Songs
28. Foggy Dew
29. Erin Go Bragh
30. A Nation Once Again
31. On the Road
32. Man from the Daily Mail
33. Johnston's Motor Car
34. White, Orange and Green
35. Man of Casement
36. Roger Casement
37. 3rd West Cork Brigade
38. Ireland Divided
39. James Larkin
40. Soldier's Song


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: Joe Offer
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 02:29 AM

You lost me, Jim. Which of the 40 songs do you think it is? Or did you get your list from the tie to the album title?
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: mg
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 02:43 AM

I am pretty sure we can eliminate 3 4 6 10 11 12 24 28 30 and 40 and rpobably several more


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:33 AM

mg.

Yeah - that's the way I was thinking, too. The lines don't sound familiar. I've checked the largest recent booklet of republican songs I know of - and don't see anything resembling it there. I'll try ticking off the unlikely ones from the list and see what's left...

Possibles include 7, 9, 25, 28.

Jim. Titles of tracks 31, 27, 35 may have errors? Not likely candidates anyway.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: GUEST,Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 07:53 AM

I don't know any more about it, but this link will take you to someone singing a version of it -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fk2JCNau_0


Lhiats,

Bobby Bob, Ellan Vannin


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 08:24 AM

Tune sounds like a variation on Will there be any freight-trains in Heaven? IIRC.

I doubt if it's on that CD, Jim.


Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the nam
From: Cattail
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:22 PM

Hi Mike

The song that you are looking for is called "Blood On Our Land".

You are correct that it was on a double cassette album, it was on a compilation called "Greatest Irish Rebel Songs" released by
Derry Records in 1989, the number on the insert is C(2)SDBL527.

This is the only information given on these tapes, no artists
(various artists is all that is given), no where recorded or
anything else just the track listing.

I don't think that I will be able to transcribe the lyrics, (they
have a very heavy brogue to them unfortunately), but I will have a
try if you can't get them anywhere else.

If you, or anyone else, would like the track listings I will put
them on for you.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

Cattail !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: GUEST,Dave_
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:31 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fk2JCNau_0


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: GUEST,Dave_
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:33 PM

oops sorry cross posting..this is the song.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Irish rebel song i don't know the name
From: MartinRyan
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 03:41 PM

Thanks for that.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,rabharvey
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 06:08 PM

the song you want is called blood on our land it is not on the album you said but on an album with the song john pat mullen on it i have the album stored away somewhere i will find it for you and get you a copy on cd i have loads of irish republican albums tapes and cds stuff they dont do anymore


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,rab harvey
Date: 22 Jul 09 - 06:15 PM

the album cover is green with a white outline of ireland and white block style writing


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,rab harvey
Date: 23 Jul 09 - 03:05 PM

the song you are looking for is onan album called united, gaelic, and free.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,Did you count all the stars up in heaven
Date: 15 Aug 09 - 12:36 PM

You can download the song here:

http://www.badongo.com/cfile/5060675


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,Andy...expat
Date: 29 Jan 12 - 03:19 PM

Hi guy's
taken a long,long time,finally achieved the goal in obtaining the song Blood on our land....not to sure on artist,some say Moira O'brien,not to sure,but have the song anyway,label under best of irish rebel ballads....irish united,gaelic and free..if you want song email me@andy.allsopp@yahoo.co.uk
many thanks


andy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Feb 12 - 12:39 PM

have tried for years to find this original song....got it
http://youtu.be/V3GYo8vncGc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: ollaimh
Date: 04 Feb 12 - 12:39 PM

when i was young there was an old cape bretoner in halifax who sang a song that started with:"in old nintey eight when troubles were great"

anyone remember that one. he was a great singer, murphy was his name, can't remember the first name, this was fifty years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,guest 2
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 10:38 AM

does ANY ONE KNOW THE ORIGINAL SINGER OF BLOOD ON OUR LAND


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: MartinRyan
Date: 16 Feb 12 - 06:03 PM

ollaimh

when i was young there was an old cape bretoner in halifax who sang a song that started with:"in old nintey eight when troubles were great"

anyone remember that one.


Sounds like The Cow Ate the Piper

Regards


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: GUEST,Graham
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 07:02 PM

I'm looking for something similar - the words I can remember are
Oh woe is me, when will I see my land at peace again
Is blood spilled, have James Connelly and Casement died in vain
Who can be free when bigotry and hate walk hand in hand
For the enemy have come again and there's blood upon the land

Would it be fair? to take the air all alone I chanced to stray
Along the road to Derry Town on a lovely summer's day
The smell of hate was everywhere, death wore an orange gown
And a small child died in the streets that night of bloody Derry Town
and thats it
The record label I think was mainly white with a little red and black on it and it was sung by a female voice (may have been solo, may have been part of a band I'm not sure)

Can anybody help me identify it?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: cnd
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 12:31 AM

BLOOD ON OUR LAND
("Fox'Connolly")

When you count all the stars up in heaven
When you count all the birds in the trees
All the men who died for Ireland
Since the British crossed over our sea
Can you count all the hearts that were broken
Can you measure this sorrow and pain
Just remember the men who have died
For this land with their blood has been slain

On a Sunday afternoon in Derry
The people, they marched through the streets
Thirteen died that day for freedom
Thirteen died for peace
But the people, they keep marchin' on
And you'll hear them sing this song
"Take the British soldiers out of Ireland
And don't let them linger on"

For these men have died for Ireland
And so Irish men won't run
We'll stand and fight for freedom
We'll drive out the invading gun
And when we look down at our children
These words we'll say to them
"When you walk through the streets of our city
Then you walk through the blood on our land"

For these men have died for Ireland
And so Irish men won't run
We'll stand and fight for freedom
We'll drive out the invading gun
And when we look down at our children
These words we'll say to them
"When you walk through the streets of our city
Then you walk through the blood on our land
When you walk through the streets of our city
Then you walk through the blood on our land"

Transcribed from this video. Unfortunately, as far as I've been able to gather, no one knows the singer of this song.

The author of the song is credited on on the LP cover as "Fox'Connolly"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Blood on Our Land (Irish rebel song)
From: cnd
Date: 21 Aug 15 - 12:36 AM

Well, for whatever reason, that link isn't working (after several tries), so go to this page, click "More Images," and select the 3rd picture.


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