"Rock On Rockall" as written by and Wolfe Tones....
Oh the Empire it is finished
No foreign lands to seize
So the greedy eye of England
I stirring towards the seas
Two hundred miles from Donegal
There's a place that's called Rockall
And the groping hands of Whitehall
Are grabbing at it's walls.

Oh rock on Rockall you'll never fall
For Britains greedy hands
Oh you'll meet the same resistance
Like you did in many lands
May the Seagulls rise and pluck your eyes
And the water crush your shell
And the natural gas will burn your ass
And blow you all to hell

This rock is part of Ireland
For it's written in folklore
When Finn McCool took a sod of grass
He threw it to the fore
When he tossed a pebble across the sea
Where ever did it fall
For the sod became the Isle of Man
Now the pebble's called Rockall


Oh the seas will not be silent
While Britannia grabs the waves
And remember that the Irish
Will no longer be your slaves
And remember that Britannia well
She rules the waves no more
So keep your hands off Rockall
It's Irish to the core.


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"Rock on Rockall" as written by Wolfe Tones


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    General CommentThis is pretty self-explanatory. Rockall is a tiny island off the coast of Britain, which both England and Ireland lay claim to. The island is basically worthless, but the seabed around it is desirable for drilling (hence, the reference to "natural gas" in the song.

    Oh, and Finn McCool is an anglicized version of an Irish Folk character. His name would more accurately be spelled "Fionn mac Cumhaill"
    udabac1on March 12, 2007   Link

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