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Song...Deir Yassin

James F. Harrington | 09.11.2004 02:25 | Anti-militarism | Culture | Repression | London

My sincere wish is that people, the world over, shall hear my song, Deir Yassin and be moved by it's message of hope for the Palestinian people. This work is in the public domain and hopefully some Irish, Scottish, or British folk group will find it worthy of recording. None of the groups that I have contacted have ever gotten back to me, so I guess my song sucks!!!

Old Woman From Deir Yassin Made Homeless By Zionist Aggression
Old Woman From Deir Yassin Made Homeless By Zionist Aggression

Deir Yassin

Oh Allah dear, the day may come, for all the world to see.

I pray that I may be the man, to set my people free.

And to the call, I'll lead them all to freedom and victory.

And never more, my people roam in grief and poverty.

But soon shall live, side by side, in peace and harmony,

Next to those who for so long, have brutally persucuted thee.

Their shameful crimes shall not remain unknown,
But brought forth for all the nations to see

Our symbol shall always remain, the uprooted olive tree.

And untill I die, I'll raise our flag, the red, white, green and black,

And hold our country's banner high,
Untill the day, inshalla, we get our country back!

And loud and high we'll raise the cry...
For the memory of Deir Yassin!

by James F. Harrington 2004

Original words inspired from an Irish Republican song, "Skibbereen" by The Wolfetones.

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  1. a bit pathetic indeed — b.harris