The version I know and have heard of "Go Home British Soldiers" is here. Those of a sensitive nature should probably avert their gaze...some of the language employed qualifies as "industrial" but in particular, it's these two parts which I’d like clarification on:
Throughout our history We were born to be free
So get out British bastards leave us be
Both the CeltFest information office and a WolfeTones afficionado in question dispute that the Wolfe Tones have ever sung these lines.
We're not British, we're not Saxon we're not English
We're Irish and proud we are to be
So fuck your Union Jack We want our country back
We want to see old Ireland free once more
Which is disputed by a colleague who reckons that the WolfeTones are far too cuddly to indulge in such ugly aggression.
Can anyone help? As anyone got the lyrics to the true authentic WolfeTones version?
Via Google I’ve tried to access a video and indeed Wiki to confirm- the former has now been taken down, the latter was ammended yesterday.
I should also at this point commend both Plaid Cymru AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas and the CeltFest Info office for their speed in responding to my emails. Mr Thomas, although he was instrumental in sorting out lucrative sponsorship for the event, was unable to respond to one or two basic queries I had regarding the "Irish superstars" (as the programme describes them) performing; he however did answer my email in under half an hour. He passed me on quickly (very quickly actually) to the CeltFest Info office who similarly very quickly applied themselves to the points I made. They also, finally, assured me that "there is nothing offensive in a Wolfe Tones show." I suppose that depends on your definition of "offensive" really.
One final small question. It would appear from this thread, that Celtic FC are not entirely happy to be associated with some of the Wolfe Tones' work, can any Celtic fans confirm what happened between the club and the band?