Smashing Of The Van Lyrics By Chumbawamba

Artist/Band Name: Chumbawamba

Album Name: Miscellaneous

Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Smashing Of The Van

Attend you gallant Irishmen and listen for a while
I’ll sing to you the praises of the sons of Erin’s Isle
It’s of those gallant heroes who voluntarily ran
To release two Irish shamrocks from an English prison van

Hurrah, my lads for freedom
Let’s all join heart and hand
May the Lord have mercy on the boys
That helped to smash the van

On the eighteenth of September, it was a dreadful year
When sorrow and excitement ran throughout all Lancashire
At a gathering of the Irish boys they volunteered each man
To release those Irish prisoners out of the prison van

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Hurrah, my lads for freedom
Let’s all join heart and hand
May the Lord have mercy on the boys
That helped to smash the van

In Manchester one morning those heroes did agree
Their leaders, Kelly and Deasy, should have their liberty
They drank a health to Ireland and soon made up the plan
To meet the prisoners on the road and take and smash the van

Hurrah, my lads for freedom
Let’s all join heart and hand
May the Lord have mercy on the boys
That helped to smash the van

With courage bold those heroes went
And soon the van did stop
They cleared the guards from back
And front and then smashed in the top

But in blowing open of the lock
They chanced to kill a man
So three men must die on the scaffold
High for smashing of the van

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Hurrah, my lads for freedom
Let’s all join heart and hand
May the Lord have mercy on the boys
That helped to smash the van

So now kind friends I will conclude
I think it would be right
That all true hearted Irishmen
Together should unite

Together should sympathize, my friends
And do the best we can
To keep the memories ever green of the boys
That smashed the van

Hurrah, my lads for freedom
Let’s all join heart and hand
May the Lord have mercy on the boys
That helped to smash the van

Hurrah

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