The Men Behind The Wire

Recorded by The Clancy Brothers & Lou Killen on "Save the Land"
Words and Music by Pat McGuigan
Suggested Key=G

Armoured cars and tanks and guns

 5                             1                             
Came to take away our sons

But every man must stand behind

         1              5            1                        

The Men Behind the Wire

1                           5                                      
Through the little streets of Belfast

1                      4       5                 

In the dark of early morn

1                          4                                     

British soldiers came marauding

1                        5                  1                     

Wrecking little homes with scorn.

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Heedless of the crying children

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Dragging fathers from their beds

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Beating sons while helpless mothers

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Watched the blood flow from their heads


Not for them a judge or jury
Or indeed a crime at all

Being Irish means they're guilty

So we're guilty one and all

Round the world the truth will echo
CromweIl's men are here again

England's name again is sullied

In the eyes of honest men


Proudly march behind our banners
Firmly stand behind our men

We will have them free to help us

Build a Nation once again

On the people stand together
Proudly firmly on your way

Never fear, and never falter

Till the boys are home to stay.



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