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   Oh, I am a young schoolgirl

And I go to school by day

Until a sudden thought came to mind

That it was time to go away



For I've always resisted slavery

Since the day that I was born

So I'm off to join the IRA

And I leave tomorrow morn



Oh, I'm going off to Dublin in the green, in the green

Where the helmets glisten in the sun

And the bayonets flash while the rifles crash

To the echo of a Thompson gun



I'll have to leave aside my lover

The boy whom I adore

And I wonder what he'll think of me

When he hears those cannons roar



But when the war is over

And dear old Ireland is free

Off we'll go to the church to wed

And a rebel wife I'll be.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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