I went to see David, to London to David,
I went to see David, and what
did he do?
He gave me a Free State, a nice little Free State
A Free State that's bound up with Red, White and Blue.
brought it to Dublin to show to Dail Eirann
I brought it to Dublin, and what did they do?
They asked me what kind of
a thing was a Free State,
A Free State that's tied up with Red, White and Blue.
"Three quarters of Ireland a nation,"
I told them,
"Tied on to the Empire with Red, White and Blue;
And an oath they must swear to King George and Queen Mary
oath they must swear to the son-in-law new.
I'm teaching them Irish and painting their boxes
All over with green, sure,
what more can I do?
Yet they tell me they want just an Irish Republic
Without any trimmings of Red, White and Blue!