The Irish Rebel Music of Pádraig Mór...
(Saoirse & Shebeen)

Padraig Mor -- The Irish Rebel Music Of Padraig Mor (Saoirse & Shebeen)

RAYMOND McCREESH (McShane)

1

The words of this song came to me sadly

It was May '81 a bird sang from a tree

And I knew it was free by the sweetness of it's tune

As I stood at Raymond's graveside that rainy afternoon

CHORUS

Raymond McCreesh that brave Irish boy

Once again Britain stole a mother's joy

Will the cruelty ever stop or will they ever see

Men like young Raymond were born to be free

2

Raymond was captured in an ambush one day

As he fought for his country with the bold I.R.A

Arrested & beaten then long years in jail

And on hunger strike suffered for sixty one days

His friends inside prison sadly knew what he meant

When before Raymond died this last note he sent

My dear friends I fear I'll be home before you

For the rights of my country this thing I must do

3

His home town of Camlough is proud of his name

And Armagh will not let his death be in in vain

So young men of Ireland do what you can

Let Raymond inspire you to fight for your land

CHORUS