Rebel Songbook A-Bog
Armagh Sniper,The
A Breath of Peace
A Nation Once Again
A Prisoner's Christmas
A Rebel Song
A Song of the Loyal Irish
Admiral William Brown
After Aughrim's Great Disaster
Aiden McAnespie
All The Little Children
Anthony Gough
Arbour Hill
Armagh Sniper,The
Armagh Women,The
Armoured Car,The
Ashtown Road
Auf Wiedersehen,Crossmaglen
Auld Triangle,The
Bachelor's Walk
Back Home In Derry
Ballad Of Claudy
Banna Strand
Bard Of Armagh,The
Barry's Column
Barrymore Tithe Victory,The
Battle Eve Of The Brigade
Battle Of Granard,The
Battle Of Stormont,The
Belfast Brigade
Big Fellah,The
Big John Davey
Billy Reid
Birmingham Six
Black And Tan Gun,The
Black Watch,The
Blarismoor Tragedy,The
Blood All On The Grass
Blood-Stained Bandage
Bobby Sands
Bobby Sands From Belfast
Bobby Sands MP
Bobby Sands, Ballad Of
Bodenstown Churchyard
Bogside Volunteers

The Armagh Sniper


In South Armagh there is a man who has a long ranged gun

He said "I`ll show them army boys there`s nowhere they can run"

He was the South Armagh sniper

He`d pick a spot and wait the whole day through

Until a Brit patrol came into view

The Armagh sniper he never missed his mark

He was lethal in the daytime and deadly in the dark

If he gets you in his sights you`d better say your prayers

So British troops go home or else beware.


Soon his reputation spread through Ulster like wildfire

The list of British casualties just kept on getting higher

It was the South Armagh sniper

He made the British forces think again

Of wandering at night through Crossmaglen

The Armagh sniper the Brits were terrified

They could never pin him down no matter how they tried

If he gets you in his sights he`ll make widows of your wives

So Brits go home while you still have your lives.


Now in London and in Dublin they pretend to speak of peace

They say give us your guns and we shall make this bloodshed cease

But the South Armagh sniper

He`s heard their lies and double talk before

He won`t be fooled or cheated any more

The Armagh sniper he hasn`t gone away

His rifles always loaded he`s just waiting for the day

So if the British forces should break their word well then

The sniper will go back to work again.