"Give Ireland Back To The Irish" as written by and Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney....
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don't make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today

Great Britain you are tremendous
And nobody knows like me
But really what are you doin'
In the land across the sea

Tell me how would you like it
If on your way to work
You were stopped by Irish soldiers
Would you lie down do nothing
Would you give in or go berserk

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don't make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today

Great Britain and all the people
Say that all people must be free
Meanwhile back in Ireland
There's a man who looks like me

And he dreams of god and country
And he's feeling really bad
And he's sitting in a prison
Should he lie down do nothing
Should give in or go mad

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don't make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today

Give Ireland back to the Irish
Don't make them have to take it away
Give Ireland back to the Irish
Make Ireland Irish today


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"Give Ireland Back to the Irish" as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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    General CommentA political protest song - John Lennon would have (should have) been proud. Honestly, I don't know much of the political/military history that inspired this song, but obviously Paul didn't feel England had any business in Ireland at the time.

    A good song. I'm still amazed that Paul McCartney (not John Lennon) had 2 (3?) songs banned by the BBC. This one and HI HI HI.
    Digi-Gon June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentobvious content, the song is about the Troubles in nothern ireland. he talks about the men interned in northern ireland at that time - many people believed that these people should not be treated as criminals but as political prisoners. it was released in 1972 about a month after Bloody Sunday, when 27 protesters were shot (13 died) by the army during a march in derry. the song was banned because the Troubles were such a contentious topic (and because Bloody Sunday was (still is) such a controversial topic - there's a lot of debate over whether the army or the IRA fired the first shots, and over the shooting of apparently unarmed men)
    rachyyyon April 20, 2009   Link

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