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My attempt at a song that came out of the 1981 hunger strikes about the fifth hunger striker to die in the H-Blocks. My family is from Belfast, and my cousin was in Long Kesh at the time of the strike, although he wasn't one of the strikers... he spent 16 years in prison and was never so much as charged with a crime. Consequently, this song means a lot to me.

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Comment by Kathleen Sowder on May 27, 2010 at 17:18
Those of us who were adults in 1981 remember the strike with such intensity that it often brings tears. Perhaps this song will help keep the memory alive for the younger generations of all those who suffered and died for Irish freedom. Thanks, Kathleen
Comment by Michial Seamus Hickmott on May 24, 2010 at 16:25
Don't let the wing nuts get you down lad, least they
re not shooting at you! I spent some time in H-block, not under this name.Spent some jail time in 3 seperate countries, I'll be a rebel until I die. Live mostly in the states now, have to stay away from the North, it's safer for those I left behind, good and bad. One day when I wake up we'll be a nation once again, then we'll all have a pint together! "Drink a round for Jesus Christ who dies for Irish Men,"
Comment by Kevin Tyler (Savage) on May 23, 2010 at 13:50
This video has been the target of some nasty comments from loyalists, and UDF and UDA paramilitary idiots on my youtube. One of which made a death threat to me, which I do not take seriously. His account, by the way, and his racist anti-Irish videos that he made were suspended and removed within an hour of him making the threat on me.
Comment by David Boon on May 4, 2010 at 8:54
May this never be forgotten and may music play its part in our remembering. Thanks Kevin
Comment by Dennis Gardner on February 21, 2010 at 19:45
A powerful and memorable song. Thanks.
Comment by Michial Seamus Hickmott on December 31, 2009 at 13:35
Always get a tear when I hear this one. Hats off to you Joe. I was there and lived it. Perhaps tomorrow we will have a nation once again. Michial
Comment by Bryan Murphy on December 31, 2009 at 10:49
A pleasure...thanks!
Comment by Gerard on September 23, 2009 at 11:54
Moving. Thank you Kevin.
Comment by Carole sease on September 23, 2009 at 11:20
What a beautiful song and beautifully done as well.
Comment by Kathleen Horner on September 23, 2009 at 0:17
Bravo! Love that song and the way in which you have sung it! Touching.

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