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Simple Minds

Belfast Child (6:41)

Jim Kerr recalled In 1000 UK #1 Hits by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh, "I first heard the melody (of She Moved Through The Fair) a few days after the Enniskillen bombing and like everybody when you see the images I was sick. In the second part of the song, I'm trying to relate to people in Northern Ireland who lost loved ones. I'm trying to talk about the madness, the sadness and the emptiness. I'm not saying I have any…

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When my love said to me
Meet me down by the gallow tree
For it's sad news I bring
About this old town and all that it's offering

Simple Minds - Belfast Child Lyrics


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  • Those guys that did that song in The Breakfast Club should cover this. It would be magnificent.
  • nice
  • the most beautiful, of Simply Minds!
  • Great hymn and classic by the Simple Minds. I love this song.
  • @ Hodja : Slayer wouldn't cover but slaughter the song. - Beneath I have doubts that a band like Slayer would like to cover this song.If there is a metal band to cover it, it should be a band like Elvenking or Blind Guardian.
  • This Song needs no cover. Beautiful. [2]
  • .....meet me down by the gallow tree.....
  • This Song needs no cover. Beautiful.
  • Slayer should cover this
  • Rufus Wainwright should cover this

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