Yankee Sails Tonight (John O'Connor) 1. Out from the Carolina shore THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT Carrying soldiers, guns and more DOWN BELOW, THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT Her orders in and the training done THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT To put an end to the revolu-ti-on DOWN BELOW, THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT CHO: OH SHE BLOWS WITH THE WIND, IT'S A BLOODY END THAT SHE HAS FOR THE REBELS' FIGHT WHEN THERE'S MONEY IN THE BANKS THERE'S HOODLUMS IN THE RANKS DOWN BELOW, DOWN BELOW, THE YANKEE SAILS TONIGHT (similarly:) 2. The Yankee once was a ship so bold She sailed for freedom, not for gold But the tyrants stole away the ship Now she robs from the poor for the greedy rich. 3. Where do your hard-earned taxes go? Down below the borders of Mexico. From where do the tyrant's orders come? From Wall Street and from Washington. 4. Do you think it's for democracy, When they practice common butchery? So sing a song for the FMLN And bring the Yankee home again. 5. Back in the land of liberty, Sure, that's where you want you home to be But where did you get your freedom from? You fought your own revolution. on his album "Songs for Our Times", Flying Fish, 1984. copyright John O'Connor JB
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