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Lyr Req: Peter Pan and Me (Mickey MacConnell)

GUEST,Frank B. 03 Aug 00 - 12:12 PM
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Subject: Lyric Request: Peter Pan & Me
From: GUEST,Frank B.
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 12:12 PM

Does anyone know where I can find the lyrics to Peter Pan & Me, the song about civil rights struggles in the 60's in Derry? Thank you. Frank B.


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Subject: Lyr Add: PETER PAN AND ME (Mickey MacConnell)^^
From: Alice
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 02:04 PM

Frank, it was previously posted in other threads click here Where the hell is 'Peter Pan and Me' and click here Peter Pan and me

Alice

from contribution on previous thread,

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Phillipa was right. It was written by Mickey MacConnell. I got my writers mixed up. Here are the lyrics.

Peter Pan and Me

We knew we faced the power that comes from money
When we marched against the empire's mighty scheme
They were armed with special powers and legislation
while we were armed with youth and foolish dreams
But it seemed so right in Derry all that summer
When we took command and built our barricades
We were an army dressed in faded jeans and sandals
Too young and full of pride to be afraid
And we believed in things like justice,truth & freedom
And we belived we had a right to liberty
And we believed that we could build a new tomorrow
That's how it seemed to Pater Pan and me.

But we soon learned the truth of street rebellion
As our city crumbled round us stone by stone
Betrayed by those that promised they would help us
Against tanks and troops and guns we stood alone
Revolution is no game for foolish dreamers
For dreamers never know the price that must be paid
And before long we learned all power comes from a rifle
And we learned to bleed and die and be afraid
And soon no one spoke of justice, truth or freedom
And soon no one gave a damn for liberty
And all we hoped was that we might go on surviving
We grew up fast, young Peter Pan and me.

Then the empire dealt us death and fear and prison
There's no mercy from that milit'ry machine
And their street kids lost their faded jeans & sandals
For hoods and guns with loaded magazines
Now the years have wrought their crual retribution
And our brothers and their sisters bear the pain
As both sides strive for violent solutions
And the politicians play their deadly game
And among the dead lie justice, truth & freedom
And among the dead lie hope and liberty
But if you care enough about brave new tomorrows
Pull up a chair, join Peter Pan & me.

Jack Murray ^^


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: Peter Pan & Me
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 02:40 PM

Sounds like a great song. Anybody got a tune? Alice, when are we going to get you to be able to transcribe all these great songs you know?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: Peter Pan & Me
From: GUEST, Banjo Johnny
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:27 PM

It's on the Kilkelly CD ... the tune is rather dreary but I like the text very much. == Johnny


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: Peter Pan & Me
From: Brendy
Date: 03 Aug 00 - 04:34 PM

I think John Moulden has copies of Micky's tape, and I think it can be ordered through him.

Might as well hear it 'from the horse's mouth', as it were.

B.


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: Peter Pan & Me
From: John Moulden
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 01:07 PM

That is so: see www.ulstersongs.com.

Thank you for remembering me Brendy, ?Carson is it?


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Subject: RE: Lyric Request: Peter Pan & Me
From: GUEST,Frank B
Date: 04 Aug 00 - 02:10 PM

Thanks a million, Alice.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Peter Pan and Me (Mickey MacConnell)
From: mark142857
Date: 17 Feb 11 - 04:35 PM

If anyone wants the chords to this song, I've put them on the ultimate-guitar.com website. Enjoy!


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