In Dublin town in 1916 a flame of freedom did arise
A group of men with
determination caught an empire by surprise
Through the streets our men were marching they rallied with their hopes and
And at the end a boy came searching for their leader Padraic Pearse.
The poet and the Irish Rebel, a Gaelic
scholar and a visionary
We gave to him no fighting tribute when Ireland´s at peace only that can be
When Ireland´s a
nation united and free.
On Easter morn he faced the nation from the steps of the GPO
And read aloud the proclamation
the seed of nationhood to show
But soon the word had spread to London of an insurrection there at hand
And the deeds
of Padraic Pearse was set about to free his land.
For 5 long days the battle raged for 5 long nights the battle wore
would watch Dublin City blaze and see our men fall to the floor
Now Ireland´s proud of her effort for her cause we fought
But to save more life and to save our city, we make our peace with Mc Fainis.
Kilmainham Jail in 1916
they brought young Pearse to his death cell
And they tried him as a traitor to shoot this man who dared to rebel
only tried to free his country of the shackles of 800 years
When dawn did break on that May morning they shot our Leader