Henrik Norbeck's ABC Tunes

Display tune: Come Out Ye Black and Tans

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X:67
T:Come Out Ye Black and Tans
R:song
C:words by Dominic Behan (1928-1989)
Z:id:hn-song-67
M:2/4
L:1/8
Q:1/4=100
K:Ddor
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W:I was born in the Dublin streets, where the Royal drums they beat,
W:And those loving English feet they walked all over us,
W:And each and every night, when me father'd come home tight,
W:He'd invite the neighbours outside with this chorus:
W:
W:Chorus:
W:Oh, come out you black and tans, come out and fight me like a man,
W:Show your wives how you won medals down in Flanders
W:Tell them how the IRA made you run like hell away,
W:From the green and lovely fields of Killashandra.
W:
W:Oh, come let me hear you tell how you slandered great Parnell,
W:When you thought him well and truly persecuted,
W:Where are the sneers and jeers that you bravely let us hear
W:When our heroes of sixteen were executed.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Oh, come tell us how you slew those old Arabs two by two
W:Like the Zulus they had spears and bows and arrows,
W:How you bravely faced each one with your sixteen pounder gun
W:And you frightened them poor natives to their marrow.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Now the day is coming fast and the time is here at last,
W:When each yeoman will be cast aside before us,
W:And if there be a need sure our kids will sing, "Godspeed"
W:With a verse or two of Stephen Behan's chorus.
W:
W:Chorus


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