"Sunday Bloody Sunday" as written by Yoko Ono and John Lennon....
Well it was Sunday Bloody Sunday
When they shot the people there
The cries of thirteen martyrs
Filled the free Derry air
Is there any one among you
Dare to blame it on the kids?
Not a soldier boy was bleeding
When they nailed the coffin lids!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

You claim to be majority
Well you know that it's a lie
You're really a minority
On this sweet Emerald Isle
When Stormont bans our marchers
They've got a lot to learn
Internment is no answer
It's those mother's turn to burn!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

You Anglo pigs and Scotties
Sent to colonize the north
You wave your bloody Union Jacks
And you know what it's worth!
How dare you hold on to ransom
A people proud and free
Keep Ireland for the Irish
Put the English back to sea!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!

Yes it's always bloody Sunday
In the concentration camps
Keep Falls and roads free forever
From the bloody English hands
Repatriate to Britain
All of you who call it home
Leave Ireland to the Irish
Not for London or for Rome!

Sunday bloody Sunday
Bloody Sunday's the day!


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"Sunday Bloody Sunday" as written by Yoko Ono John Winston Lennon

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    General CommentScintillating insight, chester. I'd thought this song was about Suriname.
    Kyrsson July 16, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"You anglo pigs and scotties
    Sent to colonize the North"

    I believe that ireland was once all catholic and then the limies put anglo- scots in the north to begin their occupation of ireland. According too bbc news history, in the 1798 rebellion, once the brits won, they freed every french prisoner and killed every irish one captured. there is alot more to the picture over their then what americans view on tv. my dad grew up in belfast next to the falls road in the 60s 70s and 80s.
    ThinkSolutionson April 19, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"You anglo pigs and scotties
    Sent to colonize the North"

    I believe that ireland was once all catholic and then the limies put anglo- scots in the north to begin their occupation of ireland. According too bbc news history, in the 1798 rebellion, once the brits won, they freed every french prisoner and killed every irish one captured. there is alot more to the picture over their then what americans view on tv. my dad grew up in belfast next to the falls road in the 60s 70s and 80s.
    ThinkSolutionson April 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIs this where U2 got the idea for their song? I'm guessing yes, considering their Irish, or at least I know Bono is.
    Androgyneon May 03, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionNever truer words said about The Troubles - I second it all.
    Fair play to Lennon - no-one else would dare say what he said; and you simply wouldn't get away with it today.
    Roodsteron September 17, 2012   Link

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