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Anne Devlin

In Dublin town they sing of a brave Wicklow woman Of her troubles and her times in cruel Kilmainham Jail All the way from Butterfield Lane Anne Devlin was her name A friend to Robert Emmett she served his cause in vain Lo lie lo Liffey keep on flowin' And it's lo lie lo Anne your legend's growin' Not torture or the bribe could sway Anne Devlin's purpose Three years of lonely hell in solitary shame How proud Emmett met his fate on the scaffold of the tyrant She saw her family passin' like poor lilies in the storm Lo lie lo Liffey keep on flowin' And it's lo lie lo Anne your legend's growin' In 1851 Anne Devlin met her maker But her story's with us still as a lesson for the wise Not poverty or fear can kill the heart of freedom Anne Devlin was a servant to the spirit of our land Lo lie lo Liffey keep on flowin' And it's lo lie lo Anne your legend's growin'

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Killmainham Jail
(1977)
- Side A Track 4 -
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