Belfast Brigade

Lyrics

Craigavon sent the Specials out to shoot the people down
He thought the IRA were dead in dear old Belfast town
But he got a rude awakening with cannon and grenade
When he met the first Batallion of the Belfast Brigade

CHORUS
Glory, glory to old Ireland
Glory, glory to this island
Glory to the memory of the men who fought and died
“No surrender” is the war cry of the Belfast Brigade

The soldiers came from Holywood equipped with English guns
There were men by the thousand, ammunition by the ton
But when they got to Belfast, they were seriously delayed
By the fighting First Batallion of the Belfast Brigade
Chorus

We have no ammunition or no armoured tanks to show
But we’re ready to defend ourselves, no matter where we go
We’re out for our Republic and to hell with your Free State
“No surrender” is the war cry of the Belfast Brigade
Chorus

Come all you gallant Irishmen and join the IRA
We’ll strike a blow for freedom when it comes a certain day
You know your country’s history and the sacrifice it made
Come join the First Batallion of the Belfast Brigade
Chorus


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Song Clip


County

Antrim

Song Themes

The Troubles

Songwriter