The Ballad of Long Kesh
|There's a place just outside Lisburn|
A place we all should know,
Where a band of Irish rebels
Is held by Priors crew.
They are forced to live in cages
Like the animals at Bellevue
But the spirit of Ninteen Sixteen
Will surely see them through.
2. The men that's in that prison
|3. On that black day in August|
When Faulkner showed his hand
He thought that by internment
He could shake our rebel band,
But the boys of Ballymurphy
How they showed the way that night,
And they showed the English soldiers
How Irishmen could fight.
4. Long Kesh is known to everyone
|5. So come all you Irish people|
Be you far or near,
Remember our brave prisoners
In Long Kesh this year,
And by civil disobedience
Or by your chosen means
Let's make our stand until the day
Each one of them is free.