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Composer: Brian Warfield

Wolfe Tones - You'll Never Beat the Irish lyrics

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Part 1

In 1167 they came to Ireland on the make
They were followed by invasions and by conquests in their wake
The kings and queens of Enland made our land a battle groud
They took our land by fraud defeat, by poison murder and decet.

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

By the 15th century they held percariously to the Pale
The invaders were more Irish than the Irish that's the tale,
A fat greedy king called Henry
His dick was bigger than his brain
Imposed on us his Reformation
Confiscations and usurpation

You'll never beat the Irish
No matter what you do
You can put us down and keep us out
But we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish
and we'll fight until the end
You should have known
You'll never beat the Irish

Then the virgin Queen elizabeth brought was and turmoil to our land
She decimated Munster
Scorched the earth and all at hand,
then James 1st and Charles the mad
Brought out other greedy bands
They tool the land of Ulster
Killed the Chieftains poinsend plundered

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

Byfraud and defective titles they cheated Connaught and the west
Across the seventeenth century from war we had no rest
For the curse of Cromwell plagued the land
Till our towns were red with blood
Then the Battle of the Boyne was fought by Williams, James and foreign hoards

You'll never beat the Irish
No matter what you do
You can kill us off and put us down
and exterminate us too
But we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish
and we'll fight until the end
You should have known
You'll never beat the Irish

Part 2

Was at Siege of Limerick that Patrick Sarsfield won the day
But the Irish they were cheated when his army went away
Then Queen Ann and her successors enforced on us those Penal Laws
Denying their rights and liberty of religion lands and property

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

Then came the three mad Georges and they had us nearly fooled
They couldn't speak the lingo of the counties that they ruled
Puppets of the ascendancy they kept the Irish down
But the rebels and the whiteboys kept their arms and their forces on the run

You'll never beat the Irish
No matter what you do
You can put us down and keep us out
But we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish
and we'll fight until the end
You should have known
You'll never beat the Irish

Then the famine Queen Victoria came to rule us by and by
She was on the throne so bloody long
we thought she'd never die
She presided over hunger famine poverty and disease
She drove the people from their home to their deaths or lands beyond the foam

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

Across the 19th century we fought opression with great zeal
O'Connell spoke his blarney for emancipation and repeal
Young Ireland and the Fenians tried with dynamite and gun
Parnell, the Men of Sixteen, then Collins had their armies on the run

You'll never beat the Irish
No matter what you do
You can kill us off and put us down
and exterminate us too
But we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish
and we'll fight until the end
You should have known
You'll never beat the Irish

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

Part 3

In 1922 well they divided up our land
Six counties held by England, it was all they could command
Against the wishes of the majority of the people of our land
They drew a dorder through our country through town and home and mountains

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

Then the country was engulfed into a bloody civil war
Between those against the treaty and those who voted for
George the IV, he opend Parliament for the stalled in the north
While the rest were building Ireland from the ruined colonial lashes

You'll never beat the Irish
No matter what you do
You can put us down and keep us out
But we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish
and we'll fight until the end
You should have known
You'll never beat the Irish

Then Edward, George, and Elizabeth looked after Ireland's fate
They watched discrimination grow in a gerrymandered state
Homes and churches burnt while the orange power did grew
Discrimination bigotry in housing jobs and liberties

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

From the ashes of the past, the Phoniex did emerge
A new declared republic, on the world it did converge
The search for peace prosperity and unity in our land
We too are locked in Europe, till they made their peace agreement

You'll never beat the Irish
No matter what you do
You can kill us off and put us down
and exterminate us too
But we'll come back again
You know we are the fighting Irish
and we'll fight until the end
You should have known
You'll never beat the Irish

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do

Muder plunder faugh a balla clear the way
Cheating stealing diddle idle de
Ducking diving faugh a balla clear the way
Diddily i del de di diddly idle do
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