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Lyr Req: British Army + Come Out Ye Black and Tans

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COME OUT YE BLACK AND TANS


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mryan 01 Dec 98 - 06:48 AM
Big Mick 01 Dec 98 - 07:22 AM
mryan 01 Dec 98 - 05:27 PM
jtmulque@atgnet.com 02 Dec 98 - 09:06 AM
02 Dec 98 - 12:32 PM
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Subject: lyrics: 'british army' & 'come out and fight'
From: mryan
Date: 01 Dec 98 - 06:48 AM

I am looking for the lyrics for two Irish songs. I believe the title of the first song is 'British Army' and some of the lyrics are "...and if I had a face like you, I'd join the British army...".

I believe that the title to the second song is 'Come Out and Fight' and some of the lyrics are "...come out you black and tans. Come out and fight me like a man..."

If you know of a web site that has a listing of the lyrics to either of these songs or if you know the lyrics and wouldn't mind typing them, I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks.


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Come Out Ye Black and Tans in the Digital Tradition


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Subject: RE: lyrics: 'british army' & 'come out and fight'
From: Big Mick
Date: 01 Dec 98 - 07:22 AM

Hi,

If you go up to the top of this thread, you will see a box in the upper right hand corner that says "search the Digitrad .....". Enter the word "tans" and the search engine will look for every song in our database with that word. I think you will find that the first song listed will be "Come out, Ye Black and Tans". Next type in [join the British army], be sure and use the brackets as this will search the database for that exact phrase. The second song listed by the search will be the one you are looking for. When coming to the DT/Mudcat, one of the protocols that we would like to see is for one to search the DT to see if the song is in there. If not, then post a thread. I have yet to find the song that was not located using this method.

Welcome to our community,

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: lyrics: 'british army' & 'come out and fight'
From: mryan
Date: 01 Dec 98 - 05:27 PM

Thanks. Now I will know where to look in the future.


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Subject: Lyr Add: COME OUT YOU BLACK AND TANS
From: jtmulque@atgnet.com
Date: 02 Dec 98 - 09:06 AM

You can find BLACK AND TANS in an album called The Very Best of Irish Rebel Songs by The Jolly Beggarman put out by Fiesta Record Company 251 Broadway, Lynbrook NY 11563

The lyrics go:

I was born on a Dublin street
Where the royal drums did beat
And the loving English feet they tramped all over us;
And each and every night
That my father came home tight,
He’d invite the neighbors outside with this chorus:

Well, come out you Black and Tans.
Come out and fight me like a man.
Show your wives how you won medals down in Flanders,
And how the IRA
Made you run like hell away
From the green and lovely lanes of Killeshandras. (sp?)

Come let me hear you tell
How you slammed the brave Parnell
When you thought him well and truly persecuted,
And where are the jeers and sneers
You so gladly let us hear
When our heroes of '16 were executed?

Chorus

Come tell us how you slew
Them poor Arabs 2 by 2.
Like the Zulus, they had spears and bows and arrows.
How you bravely faced each one
With your sixteen-pounder gun,
And you frightened them poor natives to their marrow.

Chorus

Well the day is coming fast
And the time is near at last
When each seanin will be cast aside before us;
And if there is a need,
Well, my kids will say God speed
With a verse or two of Stephen B (sp?) in chorus.


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Subject: RE: lyrics: 'british army' & 'come out and fight'
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Date: 02 Dec 98 - 12:32 PM

The First song you mentioned can be found on an early Dublieers record, Perhaps "Seven Drunken Nights" or " More of the Hardstuff" "Come Out Ye Black and Tans" is on a Best of The Wolfe Tones album.

Don Meixner


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