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Thread #30851   Message #483910
Posted By: Wolfgang
15-Jun-01 - 04:39 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Dungannon '57 (from Dominic Behan)
Subject: Lyr Add: DUNGANNON '57
Below comes a (the?) "Dungannon '57" as I found it on another message board (here. I don't know it at all but it seems as if the lyrics could still be improved. A group called Battering Ram is also on the record for singing this song.

Wolfgang


DUNGANNON '57

Some men went to Dungannon town
The barracks for to gaze
And oh just how the Queen's army gave [Claset?] a new place
With your IRA ricochet, bang it on your Lambeg drum

The RUC they knew that we
Had planned to have some sport
but they'd read piece of our police in a Free State news report
With your IRA ricochet, play it on your Lambeg drum

The RUC had read the news
and said well now they're stuck
when suddenly to their surprise there came a rat-tat-tat.
With your IRA ricochet, play it on your Lambeg drum

"Now what's going on out there?" they said
"Now come on stop this lark
Are you Protestants or Fenian men that's out there in the dark?"
With your IRA ricochet, play it on your Lambeg drum

An RUC man went outside
And came right in again
When he found that he was looking down the barrel of a Sten!
With your IRA ricochet, play it on your Lambeg drum

They blew up the barracks that night
And the RUC as well
And if the British soldiers came they said they'd blow them all to hell!
With your IRA ricochet, play it on your Lambeg drum

Their are ten Royal policemen now
They're signing on the dole
And they'd love to get those Irish pests and shove it up his hole!
With your IRA ricochet, play it on your Lambeg drum