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skw@worldmusic.de Songs about Molly Maguires (110* d) Lyr Add: THE MOLLY MAGUIRES^^^ 21 Aug 98


The Dubliners sing a song I suppose is about this thread, written by Phil Coulter, on their 1969 album 'At Home With The Dubliners'. I've always wondered who exactly the Molly Maguires were. Now I (sort of) know. Any further information is certainly welcome. - Susanne

Chorus:
Make way for the Molly Maguires
They're drinkers, they're liars but they're men
Make way for the Molly Maguires
You'll never see the likes of them again

Down the mines no sunlight shines
Those pits they're black as hell
In mud and slime they do their time
It's Paddy's prison cell
And they curse the day they travelled far
And drown their tears with a jar

Backs will break and muscles ache
Down there there's no time to dream
Of fields and farms, a woman's arms
Just dig that bloody seam
Though they break their bodies underground
Who dare to push them around


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