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4 years 3 months ago #604 by ArchiveForum
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i am looking for the words of a song about michael collins it goes like this
An old man whispered in my ear twas the saddest thing he knew
when irelands proudest son was shot at the age of 32. He held my hand his eyes held tears and my eyes filled up to with a powerful emotion for a man i never knew.
Michael collins fearless son you took the nation soul .10 thousand pounds upon your head you still acheived your goal.
callo

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4 years 3 months ago #605 by ArchiveForum
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Hello Callo,

Here you go.

Cheers!

Pete

The Ballad Of Michael Collins

An old man whispered in my ear, 'twas the saddest thing he knew
When Ireland's proudest son was shot at the age of thirty-two
He held my hand, his eyes held tears and my eyes filled up too
With the power of full emotion for a man I never knew

Michael Collins, fearless son, you touched the nation's soul
Ten thousand pounds upon your head, you still achieved your goal
'Twas thus behind the barricades you fought the last gunfight
You beat the enemy at their game, you undermined their might

'Twas in the crowded banquet hall, the old man meek and mild
A simple man from off the land with the blue eyes of a child
For the memory that an Irishman shot down the rebel son
And Ireland lost Her Laughing Boy before his work was done

Michael Collins, Fearless Son, you touched the nation's soul
Ten thousand pounds upon your head you still achieved your goal
You knew the Orange and the Green would keep us Gaels apart
But the dream of Ireland one and free was the dream that filled your heart

And an old man in a banquet hall some fifty years gone by
Held a sadness that would never pass, in his blue eyes still to cry
With the memory that an Irishman shot down the Fearless Son
And Ireland lost Her Laughing Boy before his work was done

Michael Collins, Fearless Son, you touched the nation's soul
Ten thousand pounds upon your head, you still achieved your goal
'Twas thus behind the barricades, you fought the one time fight
You beat the enemy at their game, you undermined their might
You beat the enemy at their game, you undermined their might

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4 years 3 months ago #606 by ArchiveForum
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re michael collins song

thanks pete sorry it took so long to reply. but once again thanks.

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4 years 3 months ago #607 by ArchiveForum
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Hi,
I like this song but was disappointed because it was not the one I was looking for. I have been looking for another song which starts with a poem and then has the lines 'the big fella has fallen Michael Collins is dead'

We had it on tape and can't find it and I would love to find it again as it is a lovely song

I hope somebody can help find it for me

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