Fintan Vallely

Leitrim is a very funny place sir
It’s a strange and a troubled land
All the boys are in the IRA sir
All the women are in Cumann na mBan
Every tractor has a Nicky Kelly sticker
Displayed for all to see
Sure it was no wonder that the Gardai made a blunder
Said your man from RTE

Today-Tonight they went to Ballinamore sir
They were briefed by the Gardai
On a video they showed to them the Provo’s
Eating curry and drinking tea
They were all wearing Russian balaclavas
Each carried an RPG
British scalps around their tummy pockets full of stolen money
Said your man from RTE

Leitrim is seething with sedition
It’s Sinn Fein through and through
All the task force have joined the local unit
The post office in the GHQ
They’ve a racetrack underground for training Shergar
No comment! Is all they’ll say to me
Subversion here is bubblin’ please take me back to Dublin
Said your man from RTE

Every bird upon my word is singing I’m a rebel sir up in Leitrim sir
Every hen indeed is laying hand grenades I do declare sir in Dromahair sir
Every auld crock of a Drumsna cock is longing to be free
Even sheep are advising there’ll be another rising said your man from RTE