Dungannon '57

 

 

Some [G] men went to Dungannon town the barracks for to [D] case,

And [G] noticed how the queen's army gave [C] classes at this [D] place.

With your [G] IRA ricochet play it on your [D] lambeg [G] drum.

 

The RUC they knew that we had planned to have some sport,

For they'd read of peace wit hour police in a Free State news report.

With your IRA ricochet play it on your lambeg drum.

 

The RUC had read the news and they said well now that's that,

When suddenly to their surprise their came a rat-tat-tat.

With your IRA ricochet play it on your lambeg drum.

 

"Now what's going on out there" they said, "now come on stop this lark,"

"All you Protestants or Fenian men out there in the dark,"

With your IRA ricochet play it on your lambeg drum.

 

The RUC man went out side and came right in again,

When he found that he was looking down the barrel of a sten,

With your IRA ricochet play it on your lambeg drum.

 

They blew the barracks up that night and the RUC aswell,

And if the British soldiers came they said they'd blow them all to hell,

With your IRA ricochet play it on your lambeg drum.

 

Now there's ten loyal police men and they're signing on the dole,

They'd loe to get that Free State press and ram it up their hole,

With your IRA ricochet play it on your lambeg drum.