Free and united Ireland! :)

1. I remember the day
De Valera he died
My father he just
Broke down and he cried
He wept like a baby
For Dev was his pride
But I shed no tears
It held me no fear
For a man of our time.

2. Now dev was a hero
At Easter ’16
He held Boland’s mill
For the orange and green
He was sentenced to die
With Pearse and McBride
But his birth far away
Let him fight another day
Lucky man of our times.

He was loved he was hated
He was cherished despised
There were rivers of tears
When the chieftain he died
But love him or hate him
I cannot decide
What to make of old Dev
This man of our times

  3. When I was in school
Christian brothers were cruel
To live off the land
To be scarce was the rule
And we fled in our droves
To the emigrant boats
We weren’t free yet
And we questioned respect
For a man of our time.

4. My parents were poor
And the cupboard was bare
You can’t feed a child
On a dream or a prayer
But the boys in Dail Eirean
Got rich as we pined
They were led by the chief
And we had no relief
From a man of our times.

5. Now Spain had it’s Franco
And France it’s De Gaulle
We had our Dev
And god rest his soul
But history will judge
On the man form Bruree
De Valera’s lost dream
A nation unfree
It’s the shame of our time.

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