Up like a bird and high over the city "Three men are missing" I heard the
warder cry "Sure it must have been a bird that flew into the prison Or one of those new Ministers" said the warder from
Early one evening as the branchmen they were sleeping A little helicopter flew in from the sky Down
into the yard where some prisoners were walking "Get ready for inspection" said the warder in the ŽJoy.
the yard through the pushing and the shoving Three of the prisoners they climbed upon the bird And up and away they
went into the grey skies "I think someone escaped" said the warder in the ŽJoy.
Over in the Dail they were drinking
gin and brandy The Minister for Justice was soaking up the sun Then came this little message that some prisoners were
escaping "I think itŽs three of the Provos" said the warder in the ŽJoy.
"Search every hole search every nook and
cranny Let no man rest until these men are found, For this cannot happen to a law and order government." "I think
youŽll never find them said the warder in Mountjoy."