Joe McDonnel O' my name is Joe McDonnell From Belfast town I came That city I will never see again For in that town of Belfast I spent many happy days I love that town in oh so many ways. For it's there I spent my childhood and found for me a wife And set out to make for her a life. But all my young ambitions met with bitterness and hate I soon found myself inside a prison gate. Cho: And so you call me a terrorist While you look down your gun When I think of all the deeds that you have done, You have plundered many nations Divided many lands You have terrorized their people You ruled with an iron hand. And you brought this reign of terror to my land. Though those many months internment in the and the Maze I thought about my land thoughout those days Why my country was divided Why I was now in jail Imprisoned without cause or without trial. And although I love my country I am not a bitter man I have seen cruelty and injustice first hand. Then one fateful morning I shook bold freedom's hand For right or wrong I tried to free my land. May God shine on you Bobby Sands for the courage you have shown May your glory and your fame be widely known. And Francis Hughs and Ray McCreesh you died unselfishly And Patsy O'Hara and next in line is me And all who lie behind me may your courage be the same And I pray to Gof my life is not in vain. Oh but sad and bitter was the year of 1981 For everything I lost and nothing won. TR oct97
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