Rebel Songbook I-K
Kevin Lynch
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

Kevin Lynch



It was in the summer of '76 in a County Derry town,

A British hunting party were waiting around,

To gather more for hostage and to lock some more away,

But a daring Machiavellian came to make them pay.

To Castlereagh they took them, they were tortured day and night,

To try and force confessions they denied them human rights.

They done all to break them, to make their struggle wrong,

With defiance in his eyes one young man stood strong

"I am so proud to serve my cause, for you I have no fear,"

"I will not bend I will not bow, your lies I do not hear!"

"Im Irish and Gaelic  and my spirits free"

"Im proud of my nation you will not break me!"


Sentenced in a diplock court, to the H-Blocks they made him go,

Naked with only a blanket, the years they passed so slow,

Interned and forgotten and tortured to their glee

To criminalise a struggle, but one man would not yield.

For five long years he suffered all that they could give,

His comrades then decided that no longer would they live,

Deprived of all necessities they took their final stand,

And behind them their country came as their Hunger Strike began.

"I grieve in sorrow for my friends who before me passed away"

"I will not bend I will not bow as my life now it fades"

"Im Irish and Gaelic and my spirits free"

"Farewell to you my family- Dont give in Derry!"