From a county Mayo town
came a man of great renown
as a sailor and a soldier was none bolder.
He went to America
at an early age they say
as a cabin boy to sail the wide world over.
Thenadventure took him south
to the De la Plata mouth
San Martin was on the route in Argentina
so three whaling ships he bought.
And Brazil and Spain he fought
and freedom then he sought for Argentina.Now Admiral William Brown
you're a man of courage shown
and in battles fought the odds were all against you
but your Irish heart was strong
and in memory still lives on
and in Ireland there aresome that don't forget you
On St. Patrick's day it's told
you had many victories bold
you defeated all invaders thugs and bullys
then through the Pampas rose
and you found a happy home
LasIslas Malvinas, Argentinas
He had heard of Irish hands
in noble gallant bands
that helped to free the land called Argentina.
He had heard with great acclaim
the Patricios name and fame
When in1806 the British came for slaughter.
And to this very day
in the Argentine they say
the English ran away from Buenos Aires
to the islands further down
and they took them for the crown
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We remember William Brown
and his land of great renown
He, invader of the islands from your country
when in 1833
were by pirates forced to flee.
And in Ireland sure weknow the story fully
and the people that went too
to the Argentine when new
to escape the English laws and wars and famine.
They had proved a loyal crew
just like all the Irish do.
Las IslasMalvinas, Argentinas
The old colonial days
and cruel English ways
with her thunder plunder we will teach the natives
For the Brits are going to war
just like Whitelocke did before
with her shipsand guns and drums and flags and banners.
In the Empire days of old
when they murdered for gold
and paraded it around the streets of London.
Oh no human rights were given
to the natives dead...
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