Rebel Songbook I-K
Johnson's Motorcar
I Hate To Hear People Cry
If I Should Fall From Grace With God
If It Wasn't For The Border
Impartial Police Force,The
INLA Freedom Fighters
Ireland, Boys, Hurrah!
Ireland Divided
Ireland Unfree
Ireland United,Gaelic And Free
Ireland's Fight For Freedom
Irish Citizen Army
Irish Free State,The
Irish Rebel Spy,The
Irish Soldier Boy
Irish Soldier Laddie
Irish Ways And Irish Laws
Jackets Green,The
James Connolly
James Connolly
James Larkin
Joe McManus
Joe McCann
Joe McDonnell
John Mitchel
Johnson's Motorcar
Kelly The Boy From Killane
Kerry Recruit,The
Kevin Barry
Kevin Lynch
Kieran Doherty

Johnson's Motorcar

It was down by Egan's corner one morning I did stray
I met a fellow rebel there and this to him did say
'We have orders from the captain
To assemble at Drumbar
But how are we go to get there without a motorcar?'

Well Barney dear be of good cheer
And I'll tell you what we'll do
The specials they are plentiful and the IRA are few
We'll wire into Stranorlar and before we'll get that far
We'll give the boys a bloody good ride in Johnson's motorcar.

When doctor Johnson got the news
He soon put on his shoes
He said 'This is an urgent case
And there is no time to lose'
He then put on his castor hat
And upon his breast a star
You could hear the din going
Through Glenfin of Johnson's motorcar.

Well when he got to the Reelin Bridge
The rebels he saw there
He knew the game was up with him
For at him they did stare
He said 'I have a permit to travel near and far'
You can stick your English permit
We want your motorcar.

What will you loyal brethren say
When e'er they hear the news
My car it has been commandeered
By the rebels at Dunluce
We'll give you a receipt for it
All signed by Captain Meagher
And when Ireland gets her freedom
You'll get your motorcar.

They set the car in motion and filled it to the brim
With rifles and with bayonets
This made old Johnson grim
And Barney hoisted the Sinn Fein flag
And it fluttered like a star
And they give three cheers for the IRA
And Johnson's motorcar.