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The Civil War in Spain

Joe Mulheron
Language: English

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Questa canzone, e le sue successive versioni sono prese interamente da mudcat.
Il testo originale è di Joe Mulheron, ma, come nella migliore tradizione folk, la canzone è stata ripresa e modificata da diversi autori.
Non si trovano interpretazioni dello stesso Mulheron, né risulta quando, dove e se sia stata mai incisa.
Nelle varie versioni vengono nominati numerosi volontari Irlandesi: si possono verificare in questo database
Who will call the meeting now and who will take the chair?
Who will lead us out on strike, demand an equal share?
For Johnny, Brave young Johnny, in Ireland won't remain
For he's gone to fight the fascists in the civil war in Spain.

With men from many countries you fought to save Madrid
No one knows just how you held: the world all knows you did.
The people armed with sticks and stones against the tanks they came
And they drove back Franco's army from the city once again.

Hitler sent the bombers in, Mussolini sent his guns
The church excommunicated all her daughters and her sons
They fought to make us equal, take back the rich mans gain
And they died in muddy trenches in the civil war in Spain.

McCrotty, Derry City,(1) Danny Boyle from Belfast town
Dinny Cody from south Dublin(2), they fell on Spanish ground
Kit Conway, Tipperary, Charlie Donnelly from Tyrone
Frank Ryan taken prisoner, he never would come home

And if fascist bullets won't permit our Johnny to return
This grievous loss his Belfast friend will never cease to mourn
He fought for the Connolly in the brave Fifteenth Brigade
And he died for Spanish workers in the civil war in Spain.
(1) Eamon McGrotty from Derry, not McCrotty
(2) Dinny Coady not Cody from Dublin

Contributed by Dq82 - 2018/5/21 - 11:23




Language: English

La versione di Pòl Mac Adaim
Forsaken Land (2007)
forsaken

THE CIVIL WAR IN SPAIN

Who will call the meetings now? Who will take the chair?
Who will call us out on strike,to demand our equal share?
Danny dear old Danny, in Belfast won't remain,
For he's gone to fight the fascists in the civil war in Spain.

Hitler sent the bombers, Mussolini sent big guns,
Mother Church sent curses on her daughters and her sons.
The people armed with sticks and stones, against the tanks that came,
And they drove back Franco's armies, to the city once again.

They came from many countries to fight and save Madrid.
No-one knows just how you held but the whole world knows that you did.
They fought to make us equal, to win back rich man's gains
And they died in bloody trenches in the civil war in Spain.

You fought well at Jarama, in Aragon as well.
On the plains of old Cordova, sure they blew you all to hell.
You crossed the Ebro River, your blood, the banks did stain.
Erin lost her fighting men at the civil war in Spain.

They fought to make us equal, to win back the rich man's gains
And they died in bloody trenches in the civil war in Spain.

Thomas Lynch from Dublin, Danny Boyle from Belfast town,
David Walshe from Ballina, sure they fell on Spanish ground.
Kit Conway, Tipperary, Mickey Kelly from Ballinasloe ,
Frank Ryan taken prisoner, sure he never would come home.

They fought to make us equal, to win back the rich man's gains
And they died in bloody trenches in the civil war in Spain.

And the fascist bullets won't permit dear Danny to return.
This fateful loss we Belfast folk will never cease to mourn.
Well they fought for the Connolly Column, the brave Fifteenth Brigade.
Danny died for our freedom in the civil war in Spain.

They fought to make us equal, to win back the rich man's gains
And they died in bloody trenches in the civil war in Spain.

Contributed by Dq82 - 2018/5/21 - 11:24




Language: English

Versione di Gerry Jones
THE CIVIL WAR IN SPAIN

Ah who will call the meetings now and who will take the chair?
And who will call us out on strike, demand our equal share?
For Johnny brave young Johnny, in Ireland won't remain,
For he's gone to fight the fascists in the civil war in Spain.

Ah Hitler sent the bombers, Mussolini sent big guns,
And Mother Church sent curses on her daughters and her sons.
They fought to make us equal, take back the rich man's gain
And they died in muddy trenches in the civil war in Spain.

Ah with men from many countries they fought to save Madrid.
And no-one knows just how you held but the world all knows you did.
The people armed with sticks and stones, against the tanks that came,
And you drove back Franco's armies, to the city once again.

Ah you fought well at Jarama, likewise at Teruel.
On the plains of old Cordova, sure they blew you all to hell.
When you crossed the Ebro River, your blood, the banks did stain.
Aye Ireland lost her fighting men in the civil war in Spain.

Dick Kelly from Roscommon, Danny Boyle from Belfast town,
Mick Kelly from Tipperary, sure they fell on Spanish ground.
Kit Conway, Tipperary,Jimmy Kelly from Ballinasloe ,
And Frank Ryan taken prisoner, sure he never would come home.

Well if fascist bullets won't permit our Johnny to return.
His fateful loss we Belfast folk will never cease to mourn.
For he fought with the Connolly Column, in the brave Fifteenth Brigade.
Aye Johnny died for freedom in the civil war in Spain.

Contributed by Dq82 - 2018/5/21 - 11:32



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