From the recording Irish For A Day

Copyright 2013 by Robert J. Thompson

Lyrics

PAINT THE TOWN BLACK
Copyright 2013 by Robert J. Thompson

PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!
PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!
LIFT UP YOUR GLASSES
LET'S PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!

(SLOW WITH PIPES)
THERE IS DEATH ALL AROUND US
AND THEY FOUGHT SO BRILLIANTLY
THEY LEFT THEIR TOWNS AND FAMILIES
SO THAT WE’D ONE DAY BE FREE

OH IRELAND
OUR HOME AND COUNTRY
IRELAND
SO PROUD AND BRAVE
LET US HONOR THOSE WHO'VE FALLEN
LET THEM REST WITHIN THEIR GRAVES

PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!
PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!
LIFT UP YOUR GLASSES
LET'S PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!

FAST – INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

FROM THE CROWDED STREETS OF DUBLIN
TO THE FIELDS OF ATHENRY
WE ARE GUIDED BY THEIR SPIRIT
WE CAN HEAR THEIR BATTLE CRY

FOR EVERY THOUSAND LIKE THEM
THERE'LL BE FIVE THOUSAND MORE
WE’LL FIGHT FOR GOD AND FREEDOM
TIL THE REAPERS AT OUR DOOR

IRELAND OUR HOME AND COUNTRY
IRELAND SO PROUD AND BRAVE
LET US HONOR THOSE WHO'VE FALLEN
LET THEM REST WITHIN THEIR GRAVES

BREAK

WE WILL ALWAYS JOIN TOGETHER
SHOULD OUR ENEMIES ATTACK
THEY’LL BE WATCHING OVER US
WE’LL HAVE EACH OTHERS BACKS

WHEN OUR TIME IS OVER
AND THEY LAY US DOWN TO REST
WE WILL BE THE HONOREES
CAUSE WE FOUGHT OUR VERY BEST

IRELAND OUR HOME AND COUNTRY
IRELAND SO PROUD AND BRAVE
LET US HONOR THOSE WHO'VE FALLEN
LET THEM REST WITHIN THEIR GRAVES

IRELAND OUR HOME AND COUNTRY
IRELAND SO PROUD AND BRAVE
LET US HONOR THOSE WHO'VE FALLEN
LET THEM REST WITHIN THEIR GRAVES

PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!
PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!
LIFT UP YOUR GLASSES
LET'S PAINT THE TOWN BLACK!