THE MAN FROM THE DAILY MAIL

 

 

Oh [G] Ireland is a very funny place sir it`s a [C] strange old troubled [G] land

And the Irish are a very funny race sir every [C] girls in the Cumann na [D] mBan

Every [G] doggy has a tricoloured ribbon tied [C] firmly to it`s [G] tail

And it [C] wouldn`t be surprising if there`d [G] be another rising

said the man from the [D] Daily [G] Mail

 

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 [G] Every bird upon my word sing [Em] Yo-Ho im a Provo

Every [G] hen, it`s said, is laying hand grenades, over [D] there sir, i [G] declare sir

And [C] every cock in the [G] farmyard stock [C] crowin for the [D] Gael

And it [C] wouldn`t be surprisng there`d [G] be another rising

said the man from the [D] Daily [G] Mail

 

The other day I travelled down to Clare sir and I spied an old boreen

There were a bunch of Fenians gathered there sir dressed in orang, white and green

They were marching to the German goose-step and whisting Grain Mhoil

And I`m shaking in my shoes as I`m sending out the news

says the man from the Daily Mail

 

The whole country is seeded with sedition, it`s Sinn Fein through and through

All the people they are joining the Provisionals and the password is Sinn Fein too

The IRA sent me a time bomb in the mail

They sent it from the Curragh and they`re getting out tomorrow

said the man from the Daily Mail