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The People's MP - Lyrics

How many more must die now how many must we lose
Before the Irish people their own destiny can choose
From immortal Robert Emmet to Bobby Sands MP
Who was given thirty thousand votes whilst in captivity

Thomas Ashe he gave everything in 1917
The Lord Mayor of Cork MacSwiney died his freedom to obtain
But never one of all our ever dead died more courageously
Than young Bobby Sands from Twinbrook the people's own MP

He was a poet and a soldier and he died courageously
And we gave him thirty thousand votes whilst in captivity

No more he'll hear the lark's sweet notes upon the Ulster air
Or gaze upon the snowflake pure to calm his deep despair
But before he went on hunger strike young Bobby did compose
The Rhythm of Time the Weeping Winds and the Sleeping Rose

He was a poet and a soldier and he died courageously
And we gave him thirty thousand votes whilst in captivity

Forever we'll remember him that man who died in pain
So that his country North and South might be united once again
But to mourn him is to organize and build a movement strong
Through the ballot box and the armalite with music and with song

He was a poet and a soldier and he died courageously
And we gave him thirty thousand votes whilst in captivity

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