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TAKE IT DOWN FROM THE MAST (Eire Og)
Take it [G] down from the mast, Irish [Em] traitors,
It's the [C] flag we [D] republicans [G] claim,
It can never belong to free [D] staters,
For you've [C] brought on it [D] nothing but [G] shame.
Why not leave it to those who are willing,
To uphold it in war and in peace,
To the men who intend to do killing,
Until England's tyrannies cease.
We'll stand by Davy and Larkin
By the Provisionals and Sutherland the bold
And we'll break down the English connections
And we'll win back the nation you stole.
You sold out the six counties for your freedom
When we have given you McCracken and Wolfe Tone
And the Ulstermen have fought for you in Dublin
Now you watch as we fight on alone.
And up in Ulster we're fighting on for freedom
For our people they yearn to be free
You executed those men who fought for us
With a hangman from over the sea.
You have murdered our brave Liam and Rory,
You've slaughtered young Richard and Joe,
Your hands with their blood is still gory,
Fulfilling the work of the foe.
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