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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
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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


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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 #1124.........song 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.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: 'The Winnging Side'???
From: GUEST,MCP
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:
Songbook

Mick


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

Copied from http://www.robbieoconnell.com/songbook/the_winning_side.html
(That page also has an mp3 file of the complete song.)

THE WINNING SIDE
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.]


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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?


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


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