T:Merry Ploughboy, The
T:Off to Dublin in the Green
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W:Well I am a merry ploughboy and I plough the fields all day
W:Till a sudden thought came to me head that I should roam away
W:For I am sick and tired of slavery since the day I was born
W:And I am off to join the I.R.A. and I am off tomorrow morn.
W:And we're all off to Dublin in the green, in the green
W:Where the helmets glisten in the sun
W:Where the bay'nets flash and the riffles crash
W:To the rattle of a Thompson gun.
W:I'll leave aside me pick and spade, I'll leave aside me plough
W:I'll leave aside me horse and yoke, I no longer need them now
W:I'll leave aside me Mary, she's the girl that I adore
W:And I wonder if she'll think of me whe hears the riffles roar.
W:And when the war is over, and dear old Ireland is free
W:I'll take her to the church to wed and a rebel's wife she'll be
W:Well some men fight for silver and some men fight for gold
W:But the I.R.A. are fighting for the land that the Saxons stole.