Up The Border Lyrics - Wolfe Tones

Release information
Release Date: 2002
length: 2:28
Up The Border

Oh, then Basil Brugha's me name, with me orange sash I came
For to beat me drum on the twelfth day of july
And the English queen and crown I'll never let them down
‚Up the Border, keep the border!', is me cry.

Now beyond in USA you'll no longer hear them say
For president no papish need apply
For in Belafst there is no hope for a man they call the Pope
‚Up the Border, keep the border!', is me cry.

Though were're born in Ireland we must try to understand
That we all like to be English when we die.
Even heaven would be dull i fit hadn't got John Bull
‚Up the Border, keep the border!', is me cry.

‚Oh, then Basil be a dear,' said the wife to me one year
‚To paper up the kitchen you must try.'
So I got some sticky glue, put up red, white and blue
‚Up the Border, keep the border!', is me cry.

Now I have some empty bags and I'll fill them up with f__s
I'll buy them down in Dublin on the sly
And the customs men I'll hook, for me name is Basil Brugha.
‚Up the Border, keep the border!', is me cry.

If Sinn Fein give me their spell sure Belfast can go to hell
And the border will be blown up to the sky.

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Tracklist
  • 1 Deportees
  • 2 The Rights Of Man
  • 3 Raynard The Fox
  • 4 The Teddy Bear's Head
  • 5 The Long Black Veil
  • 6 The Peeler And The goat
  • 7 Goodbye Mrs. Durkin
  • 8 Ode To Biddy McGee
  • 9 The Foggy Dew
  • 10 The Man From Mullingar
  • 11 Up The Border
  • 12 The Boys Of Wexford
  • 13 Four Strong Winds
  • 14 Follow Me Up To Carlow
  • 15 Banks Of The Sweet Smirla Side
  • 16 The Merry Ploughboy
  • 17 The Old Maid
  • 18 Blow Ye Winds
  • 19 The Black Ribbon Band
  • 20 The Gay Galtee Mountains
  • 21 I'm A Rover
  • 22 Down By The Liffey Side
  • 23 Banks Ot The Ohio
  • 24 Enniskellen Fusilier
  • 25 Come All Ye Drunken Sailors
  • 26 I Still Miss Someone
  • 27 Come To The Blower
  • 28 The Dying Rebel
  • 29 The Limerick Rake
  • 30 The Finding Of Moses
  • 31 Glenswilly
  • 32 The Tri-Coloured Ribbon
  • 33 Banna Strand
  • 34 Song Of The Backwoods
  • 35 Blow Ye Winds
  • 36 Rosin Dubh
  • 37 Wrap The Green Flag round Me
  • 38 My Lagan Love
  • 39 Valley Of Knockanure
  • 40 Treat Me Daughter Kindly