Rebel Songbook A-Bog
Blood-Stained Bandage
A Breath of Peace
A Nation Once Again
A Prisoner's Christmas
A Rebel Song
A Song of the Loyal Irish
Admiral William Brown
After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Aiden McAnespie
All The Little Children
Anthony Gough
Arbour Hill
Armagh Sniper,The
Armagh Women,The
Armoured Car,The
Ashtown Road
Auf Wiedersehen,Crossmaglen
Auld Triangle,The
Bachelor's Walk
Back Home In Derry
Ballad Of Claudy
Banna Strand
Bard Of Armagh,The
Barry's Column
Barrymore Tithe Victory,The
Battle Eve Of The Brigade
Battle Of Granard,The
Battle Of Stormont,The
Belfast Brigade
Big Fellah,The
Big John Davey
Billy Reid
Birmingham Six
Black And Tan Gun,The
Black Watch,The
Blarismoor Tragedy,The
Blood All On The Grass
Blood-Stained Bandage
Bobby Sands
Bobby Sands From Belfast
Bobby Sands MP
Bobby Sands, Ballad Of
Bodenstown Churchyard
Bogside Volunteers

Blood-Stained Bandage



A cold May morning was breaking over Dublin's dreary town

Sixteen brave men have fallen to the rifles of the crown

Because they loved their country and served it night and day

Before they faced those rifles this is what those boys did say.



Take away the blood-stained bandage from off an Irish brow

We fought and bled for Ireland and will not shirk it now

We have held in her struggle, in answer to her call

And because we sought to free her we are placed against a wall.


Ned Daly, Heuston, Colbert, Mac Donagh and Mac Bride

Mac Dermott and the brothers Ceannt, with Clarke and Plunkett died

Mick Mallin, Pat and Willy Pearse, O'Hanrahan and Kent

And last of all James Connolly this message to them sent.