Rebel Songbook I-K
If It Wasn't For The Border
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

If It Wasn't For The Border
If it wasn't for the Border what would we do
We'd only have one parliament instead of having two
We couldn't play with pounds and punts
And roadblocks would be few
We couldn't live at all without the Border.

I am a simple farmer, the truth I'll tell to you
I own a bit of land that would graze a beast or two
But how my life has changed since my field was cut in two
By a little dotted line that's called the Border.

My uncle's in the customs, he makes a punt or two
He doesn't like the work but it keeps him off the brew
His underwear's in ribbons but his uniform is new
Sure he couldn't live at all without the Border.

And I myself am unemployed but the smuggling sees me through
For the Border is a way of life as I'll explain to you
For I draw the dole in Newry, and in Dundalk I draw it too
Sure I couldn't live at all without the Border.