In this (D)world of troubles and (A)sorrows
With it’s (G)wars in far foreign (D)lands
Ireland has made its contri(G)bution to (Em)peace
And for(D)got its own (A)troubles at (D)hand.
While we (A)live in democra(D)cy
They (A)say we’re the land of the (D)free
For saints and scholars we’ve (G)got them to (Em)spare
Must (D)Ireland di(A)vided (D)be.
While our north and south are divided
By religious bigotry
Our people have never decided to live
As one community.
There are countries with problems of colour
And we have a problem of same
It’s not black and white, this remains to be seen
It’s the hate between orange and green.
We’ve honoured our past generations
Men who fought for orange and green
But yet today we have not fulfilled
The ideals of their dreams
Come gather round people of Ireland
And listen to my plea
Don’t listen to bigots, let’s love and not hate
And strife for unity.
And we live in democracy
And we’ll be the land of the free
And saints and scholars we’ll have them to spare
And united we will be