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We Want No irish Here

Irish Song Lyrics - We Want No irish HereAuthor: Tommy Makem

Our ship it docked in New York town And we took our bags ashore This was the land of the free they said We'd see hard times no more But when we looked for work next day Wherever we'd appear The boss so proud, would shout out loud 'We want no Irish here' Chorus: We have loyal hearts and willing hands Of work we have no fear But when we'd ask for a job they'd say 'We want no Irish here' We traveled 'round from town to town We traveled south and north We tried our best to get a job So we could prove our worth But everywhere, it was the same We searched both far and near We'd get in line, then see the sign 'We want no Irish here' Chorus But prejudice soon fades away When you find a heart that's true And all we needed was the chance To prove what we could do We fought in wars and drove street cars Built railroads far and near Were cops, wrote news, paid our unioun dues Now the Irish are welcome here We have loyal hearts and willing hands Of work we have no fear If you're out for fun or a job well done You'll find the Irish here

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