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Admiral William Brown Lyrics And Guitar Chords, Derek Warfield This song got to No 1 in the charts with no air play from Ireland's national radio station R.T.E. and even when it reached No 1 they 
still refused to play it.
 

From[G] a county Mayo town came a[C] man of great re[G]nown
As a sailor and a[Am] soldier was none[D] bolder
He went[G] to America at an[C] early age they[G] say
As a cabin boy to[D] sail the wide world[G] over
Then[D] adventure took him south to the[C] De La Plata [G]mouth
San Martin was on the[Am] route in Argen[D]tina
So three[G] whaling ships he bough and[C] Brazil and Spain he[G] fought
And freedom then he[D] sought for Argin[G]tina
[2]
Now Admiral William Brown you're a man of courage shown
And in battles fought the odds were all ahainst you
But your Irish heart was strong and in memory still lives on
And in Irelan there are some that dont 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
'Las Islas Malvinas Argintina.
[3]
He had heard of Irish hands in the noble gallant bands
That helpet to free the called Argintina
He had heard with great acclaim the Patricos name and fame
When in 1806 the British came for slaughter
And to this very day in the Argintine they say
The English ran away from Buenos Aires
To the Islands futher down and they took them for the crown
''Las Islas Malvinas,Argintina''
[4]
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 we know the story fully
And the people that went too,to the Argintine when new
To escape the English  laws and wars and famine
They had proved a loyal crew just like all the Irish do
''Las Islas Malvinas Argintinas''
[5]
The old colonial days and the 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 ships and guns and drums and flags and banners
In the empire days ofold when they murdered for the gold
And paraded it arount the streets of London
Oh no human rights were given to the natives dead or living
''Las Islas Malivinas Argintina 
[6]
In the Argintine he died Father Fahey by his side
'57 was the year his country mourned him
A hero of the nation he's remembered with elation
Throughout the world where freedom still abounds
And the southerde cross take note where bold Willie Bullfin wrote
The Irish still support you Argintina
With the empire thumbling down let no Paddies back the crown
''Las Islas Malvinas Argintina

The following version is the original that was released as a single, notice the 2nd verse which was later left out of the following albums.

Derek Warfield Of The Wolfe Tones

ADMIRAL WILLIAM BROWN
From a County Mayo Town came a man of great renon 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
Then adventure took him South to the Del La plata mouth San Martin was on the rout in Argentina
So three whaling ships he bought and Brazil and Spain he fought  And freedom then he sought for Argentina.
 
 
Oh where were you William Brown when your counry let you down Las Islas, Malvinas, Argentina
You would turn o'er in your grave, see the Irish still ere slaves
While Britannia rules no waves in Argentina
You would sing and shout out loud Buenos Aires you'd be proud
Las Islas, Malvinas, Argentina
Now the Empire's tumbling down and the Paddys back the crrrwn Oh they've let old Ireland down and Argentina.
 
 
He had heard of Irish hands in the noble gallant bands That helped to free the land called Argentina
We have heard of great acclaim, the Patricio's name and iomu When in Eighteen Six 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 Las Islas, Malvir.as, Argentina.
 
 
Now Admiral William Brown now your navy's fully grown And you have taken back the Islands for your country
they had taken them by force, give them back in their due course And in Ireland there are some that don't forget you, And the people that went to to the Argentine with you To escape the English laws and wars and famine they have proved a loyal crew just like all the Irish do Las Islas, Malvinas, Argentina.
 
 
The old colonial days and the cruel English ways
With her thunder, plunder we will leach the natives
For the Brits are going to war just like Whitclock did hclore With her ships and guns and drums and Ilags and banners In the Empire days of old when they murdered for the gold And paraded it around the streets of London
Oh no human rights were given to the natives dead of livin Las Islas, Malvinas, Argentina.
 
 
In the Argentine he died, Father Fahy by his still! Fifty seven was the year his country mourned hen A hero of his nation he's remembered with elation Throughout this world where freedom still nhrrun I.
And the Southern Cross take note where Hull Willy Bulfin wrote The Irish still support you Argentina
With the Empire tumbling down let no Paddy's back the crown Las Islas, Malvinas, Argentina.

The Wolfe Tones Song Lyrics And Chords

The English invaded Argentina in 1806 and many Irish were involved in this struggle on both sides. Don Domingo French and Colonel Ignacio Warnes, fought with the locals. By then the British had many Irish soldiers fighting in their army and navy.  They captured Buenos Aires but many of the Irish deserted to the Argentinean side. General Beresford himself born in Ireland had to confine them to barracks because he lost so many. When another British force arrived they were mainly comprised of the Irish regiment, the “Connaught Rangers” under Colonel Duff. They were not given flints for their weapons because they could not be trusted, so they could not fire when they landed. This might be the reason they were beaten by the local militia. Many of the Irish were captured and on release decided to stay in Argentina rather than return to the English side. Later it is said they got involved in the struggle for Argentinean independence.

Dr Michael O’Gorman  of Ennis Co Clare trained in  medicine in France, moved to Spain and was appointed medical officer to the viceroy of the River Plate region. He established the medical institution of Buenos Aires, The Protmedicato which became the school of medicine in 1799. He died there in 1819.
William Brown of Foxford County Mayo played a most important part in the independence of Argentina. He was brought to America by his father in 1777 when just 9 years old to settle there seeking a new life in Pennsylvania. His naval career commenced when he became a cabin boy on a US Merchant ship. He was captured in 1796 by the English Navy and pressed into their service. In 1809 he sailed a merchant ship engaging in trade with Buenos Aires. It was on one of these trips by coincidence he got involved in the struggle for Argentinean independence. During the revolution of 1810 his ship was commandeered by the Spanish who were blockading the port of Buenos Aires. He organised an expedition which captured one of the blockading Spanish Ships and brought it in triumph into port. He was then offered the command of a small fleet by the Argentine Authorities.  He took the task with great enthusiasm and on March 14th 1814 broke the Spanish blockade at Montevideo. This effectively ended the Spanish threat to the new state of Argentina.
In 1816, he led a fleet which blockaded the Peruvian port of Callao for three weeks, the heart of Spanish rule, he went on to capture the fort at Punta de las Piedras in Southern Ecuador. Before returning to Buenos Aires he was captured by the Spanish in Ecuador and the English at Barbados, and faced a Government investigation  when he arrived back. He was retired from service in 1819. However, he was recalled when war broke out against Brazil 1825-28. He gained a number of victories during that campaign. He died in Argentina in 1857 and received a public funeral.
 
Brian Warfield Wolfe Tones 2010

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Elias Montiel And Matt Molloy

Elias Montiel, from Argentina sent me an insight into whats happening on the Irish folk scene in Argentina, thanks for the info. Elias
 
I just wanted to thank you for your site, my name is Elias Montiel, from Argentina... I'm an Irish fiddler, guitar player/singer, and some tin whistle player for an irish music band... your site has been really useful for us, we've taken many the lyrics to many of the Irish songs we play off your site... we are just part of a whole big community of 500.000 irish decendants living in Argentina today... we often play our music in pubs, irish clubs and parties all around Argentina's Capital, Buenos Aires, trying to spread irish culture, music, dance, language and history on every single show, we take our time to tell the story of each song we play, so the meaning of it won't go unnoticed or lost on a beautiful melody or song... most of the times playing along with irish step dancers as well... our repertoire includes, Jigs, Reels, Hornpipes, Slip Jigs, Slides, Polkas, Mazurcas, Airs, Drinking songs, Republican Songs, Shanties
Last July (2007), my band and I, along with 30 other irish musicians and dancers had the great oportunity to visit Ireland on a tour, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the death of Admiral William Brown founder of the Argentinian Navy, who was born in Foxford, Co. Mayo... and national hero of Argentina... We played in many sessions all over Ireland, Mayo, Galway, Castlebar, Kerry, Limerick, Dublin (Merchant's and Cobblestone Pubs among others)... In Sligo was where we met Mr. Vince Hearns, the Meitheal Reachtaire for Sligo... and that afternoon he took us to the Ceolaras Coleman in Gurteen Center and it was then when we founded the first Comhaltas Branch for Argentina and Latin America, "The Buenos Aires Branch", by now we are two active branches of the Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann in Argentina... keeping regular sessions and dancing at least twice a month at the Fahy Club.
In Wesport, had the oportunity to play at Matt Molloy's pub with Matt Molloy in it... lovely time indeed... In Dublin, at the Argentinian battleship "Libertad" the one used by Admiral Brown, Had the great pleasure to meet and perform with Derek Warfield... he played his classic Irish-Argentinian song that he wrote "Admiral William Brown", it was delightful and an honor...
Keep up your good work... and anything you think can help to spread irish culture around the world and so.. let me know... I think this is the start of something really big... going on down here in Argentina and South america...
Lots of musicians of other comhaltas branches, specially some from Wesport, are planning trips to Argentina for more music exchange and gathering...
 

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