Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

Post to this Thread - Sort Descending - Printer Friendly - Home

Lyr Req: The Winning Side (Robbie O'Connell)


Related threads:
Lyr/Chords Req: Road to Dunmore (Robbie O'Connell) (25)
Lyr Req/Add: Home Away from Home (Robbie O'Connell (13)
Lyr Req: Road to Dunmoor (Robbie O'Connell) (3)
Lyr Req: The Ferrybank Piper (Robbie O'Connell) (10)
Lyr/Chords Req: You're Not Irish (Robbie O'Connell (7)
Lyr Add: The Mistress (Robbie O'Connell) (2)
Name this song-Road to Dunmoor (Dunmore) (14)
Lyr Req: You're Not Irish! (Robbie O'Connell) (32)
Lyr Req: When the Moon Is Full (Robbie O'Connell) (3)
Lyr Req: Early Riser (Robbie O'Connell) (3)
Lyr Req/Add: Love of the Land (Robbie O'Connell) (6)
Tune Req: The Ferry Bagpiper / Ferrybank Piper (6)
Lyr Add: The Winning Side (Robbie O'Connell) (1)
Lyr Req: Hard to Say Goodbye (Robbie O'Connell) (2)

GUEST,Reel Brew 23 Apr 04 - 12:13 PM
GUEST,Bernie 23 Apr 04 - 01:57 PM
GUEST,MCP 23 Apr 04 - 02:25 PM
Jim Dixon 24 Apr 04 - 03:39 PM
GUEST,Wilson 19 May 04 - 10:18 PM
GUEST 20 May 04 - 04:39 PM
Share Thread
Lyrics & Knowledge Search [Advanced]
DT  Forum Child
Sort (Forum) by:relevance date
DT Lyrics:

Subject: Lyr Req: 'The Winnging Side'???
From: GUEST,Reel Brew
Date: 23 Apr 04 - 12:13 PM

...Celtic band forgot the words to a song...not sure of the name...its an old IRA song and the chorus contains.."When you're on the winning side.."..its a slow ballad...ANYONE??...PLEASE HELP!..needing the lyrics....Slainte!..Reel Brew

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Winnging Side'???
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 23 Apr 04 - 01:57 PM

Dont think it's an old IRA song,but I could be mistaken[happened before]......version I know is recent[ten or fifteen years],composed by Robbie O'Connell,it's on his 1993 recording"Never Learned to Dance",Green Linnet is not exclusively Irish,it alludes to people like Nelson Mandela and others of his kind if you read between the lines a bit .....hope this helps.......

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Winnging Side'???
Date: 23 Apr 04 - 02:25 PM

Robbie O'Connell's website has a songbook containing the lyrics to the song (you get to the 1st page of the songbook, click More in the navigation page and it's in the continuation list:


Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: Lyr Add: THE WINNING SIDE (Robbie O'Connell)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 24 Apr 04 - 03:39 PM

Copied from
(That page also has an mp3 file of the complete song.)

Robbie O'Connell © 1990 Slievenamon Music (BMI)

Another hour has passed away,
Another slowly turning moment of another endless day;
But nothing's changed at all. He still walks from wall to wall,
And every year that passes by
Will be one less year for living when he finally steps outside.
A heavy price to pay, to waste your life away.

CHORUS: Ah, but justice is a fickle thing:
One law for the common man, another for the king;
And don't you know when kings can't win the game,
It won't be long 'til all the rules are changed,
And it's all justified when you're on the winning side.

The man who stands in jail today
Could well become tomorrow's leader. That's how history often plays.
The price it's understood is sometimes paid in blood;
And when the battle lines are drawn,
Who can foretell who'll be the one to play the king or play the pawn,
Or who will bear the blame in such a deadly game? CHORUS

Even one day is too much time
To be held without a charge, to be condemned without a crime,
A cruel irony in the land of liberty;
For when it comes to human rights,
Why is it always in some foreign land we choose to stand and fight?
When will we realize what's right before our eyes?

[From "Never Learned to Dance," Green Linnet, GLCD 1124.]

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Winning Side'???
From: GUEST,Wilson
Date: 19 May 04 - 10:18 PM

Reel Brew? Cool name...where does your band play at? Or is that even the name of your band?

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate

Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Winning Side'???
Date: 20 May 04 - 04:39 PM

Post - Top - Home - Printer Friendly - Translate
  Share Thread:

Reply to Thread
Subject:  Help
Preview   Automatic Linebreaks   Make a link ("blue clicky")

Mudcat time: 29 May 10:07 AM EDT

[ Home ]

All original material is copyright © 2022 by the Mudcat Café Music Foundation. All photos, music, images, etc. are copyright © by their rightful owners. Every effort is taken to attribute appropriate copyright to images, content, music, etc. We are not a copyright resource.