Emerald

Album: The Ultimate Collection (1976)
  • Down from the glen came the marching men
    With their shields and their swords
    To fight the fight they believed to be right
    Overthrow the overlords

    To the town where there was plenty
    They brought plunder, swords and flame
    When they left the town was empty
    Children would never play again

    From their graves I heard the fallen
    Above the battle cry
    By that bridge near the border
    There were many more to die

    Then onward over the mountain
    And outward towards the sea
    They had come to claim the emerald
    Without it they could not leave Writer/s: BRIAN DAVID ROBERTSON, BRIAN MICHAEL DOWNEY, PHILIP PARRIS LYNOTT, WILLIAM SCOTT GORHAM
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 1

  • Johnny Jackman from IrelandAlthough Lynott was born in England. He was an Irishman, Born to an Irish mother and raised in Ireland. With the quote "technically an Englishman", gives way to the origins of the song Emerald. Englishmen claiming Irishmen. Isn't that where all the trouble started.
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