Lonnie Donegan - Kevin Barry lyrics

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Lonnie Donegan - Kevin Barry lyrics

In Early hours one Sunday morning 
High upon the gallows tree
 Kevin Barry gave his young life 
For the cause of liberty 
Just a lad of eighteen summers
 Yet no one can deny 
As he walked to d**h that morning 
He proudly held his head on high Just before he faced the hangman
 In his lonely prison cell
 British soldiers tortured Barry 
Just because he would not tell 
The names of all your comrades
 And other things they wished to know
 "Turn informer or we'll k** you"
 Kevin proudly answered, "no" 
Calmly standing to attention 
While he bade his last farewell 
To his broken hearted mother 
Whose grief no one can tell 
For the cause he proudly cherished
 This sad parting had to be 
Then to d**h walked softly smiling
 That old Ireland might be free Another martyr for old Ireland
 Another murder for the crown
 Whose brutal laws may k** the Irish 
But can't keep their spirit down 
Lads like Barry are no cowards 
From the foe they will not fly 
Lads like Barry will free Ireland
 For her sake they'll live and die