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#1 billie32

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 12:59 PM

Was listening to an Irish band called Flogging Molly when I heard a few lines I thought appropriate to these forums...

In his place there grew an angry festered wound
Filled with hatred and remorse
Where I'd pick and scratch till the blood it matched
The silent rage that now fills my lungs
For there are many ways to kill a man they say
With bayonet, axe, or sword
But son, a bullet fired from a shapeless guise
Leaves but the shell of a Thompson gun

Walk away me boys, walk away me boys
And by morning we'll be free
Wipe that golden tear from your mother dear
And raise what's left of the flag for me


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Posted 15 September 2003 - 02:13 PM

Many years ago I read this prose and quickly memorized it in my youth. I know not the author, but this would seem good time to share it. There is no separating the Irish conflict from our beloved Thompson I fear.


Were of to Dublin, in the green, in the green
Where helmets glisten in the sun.

Where bayonets flash and rifles crash
To the echo of a Thompson gun.

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#3 The1930sRust

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 03:01 PM

Ah, tis but the finest of a tune!

"THE MERRY PLOUGHBOY (GREEN ON THE GREEN BOY)", Dominic Behan.

http://www.azirishmu...om/songs/86.htm

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#4 StoryforU

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Posted 15 September 2003 - 03:28 PM

Well, since we're having a song fest, Halloween is fast approaching and Warren Zevon just checked off the planet;


Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg
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Posted 15 September 2003 - 03:32 PM

You are amazing Chris; after 35 years I finally have the whole thing.

Thanks.
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