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The Fenian LYRADD: Joe McDONNELL (8) Second Verse and on 08 Apr 98

The rest of it goes, starting with the second verse

Through those many months internment
In the Maidstone and the Maze
I thought about my land throughout those days
Why my country was divided
Why I was now in jail
Imprisoned without crime or without trial
And though I love my country
I am not a bitter man
I've seen cruelty and injustice at first hand
So one cold October morning
I shook bold freedom's hand
For right or wrong I'd try to free my land


Then one cold October morning trapped in a lion's den
I found myself imprisoned once again
I was committed to the H blocks
For fourteen years or more
On the blanket the conditions they were poor
Then a hunger strike we did commence
For the dignity of men
But it seemed to me that noone gave a damn
Ah but now I am a saddened man
I've watched my comrades die
If only pepole cared or wondered why


So may God shine on you Bobby Sands for the courage you have shown
May your glory and your fame be widely known
And Francis Hughes and Ray McCreesh who died unselfishly
And Patsy O'Hara, the next in line is me
And those who lie behind me
May your courage be the same
And I pray to God my life was not in vain
Ah but sad and bitter was the year of 1981
For everything I've lost and nothin' won


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