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Wind that Shakes the Golden Barley

Saturday, August 30, 2008

[Updated 8.30.08: Now with music!]

T’was hard the woeful words to frame
To break the ties that bound us.
But harder still to bear the shame
of foreign chains around us.
And so I said the mountain glen
I’ll meet at morning early.
And I’ll join the bold united men
While soft winds shook the barley.

-Irish folk song

James Larkin (click on pic)

James Connolly (click on pic)

Gur Tu Mo Ni’N Donn Bhòidheach (Old Songs of Scottish Women at Work), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem), A Fhleasgaich Ùir Leanainn Thu (Old Songs of Scottish Women at Work), The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Dolores Keane)

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