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Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee

GUEST,Tadhg maher 18 Oct 06 - 02:50 PM
Joe Offer 18 Oct 06 - 03:02 PM
Peace 18 Oct 06 - 07:59 PM
Peace 18 Oct 06 - 08:02 PM
Peace 18 Oct 06 - 08:26 PM
Wolfgang 19 Oct 06 - 08:32 AM
Wolfgang 19 Oct 06 - 08:36 AM
GUEST 01 Dec 16 - 04:50 PM
Thompson 01 Dec 16 - 05:07 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: GUEST,Tadhg maher
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 02:50 PM

haven't been able to locate the words anywhere, any help would be great thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Joe Offer
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 03:02 PM

Well, I found mention of the song and the second line here (click):

    God Bless de Valera and Sean McEntee,
    God Bless the brown bread and the half-ounce of tea


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Peace
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 07:59 PM

Bless them all, bless them all
The long and the short and the tall
Bless De Valera, and Seán McIntee
Who gave us brown bread, and a half-ounce of tea
And they rationed the cocoa and all
And sure it needn't be rationed at all.
They're bringing starvation, to our destination
So cheer up, me lads, bless them all!

So sang Corkonians, north and south of the river, during the "Emergency" period. Politicians always come under fire, and the Emergency was no exception! [More to read about it there.]

The above is from

www.ucc.ie/research/nfp/TheArchive2.PDF


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Peace
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 08:02 PM

PS Found with a Google of

God Bless the brown bread and the half-ounce of tea

Thanks, Joe.

However, I found nothing aside from that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Peace
Date: 18 Oct 06 - 08:26 PM

Please note the misspelling of McEntee in the third line of the song lyrics. I suspect that's why it didn't come up.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:32 AM

A variant:

Bless them all, bless them all,
The long and the short and the tall;
Bless de Valera and Sean McEntee
For giving us the black bread and the half-ounce of tea.
but we're saying goodbye to them all,
As back to the barracks we crawl,
If we don't get cocoa we're going to go loco,
So cheer up, me lads, bless 'em all.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Wolfgang
Date: 19 Oct 06 - 08:36 AM

Bless 'em all (in the DT) seems related. If you follwo the link there are many cross references that might contain some useful information.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 16 - 04:50 PM

last I heard it was "Fuck 'em all"!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: god bless de valera and sean mcentee
From: Thompson
Date: 01 Dec 16 - 05:07 PM

Bless de Valera and Seán MacEntee,
They gave us the black flour,
And the half-ounce of tea.
They rationed the cocoa and all,
But they couldn't ration the porter at all.
They brought starvation
To our little nation,
So cheer up St Vincent de Paul.


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