Read The Roll Of Honour

Read The Roll Of Honour

You can have you human rights revoked for singing this song at a football game. The song is not classified as illegal under Scots Law,. The truth is that Sheriffs can’t find a point in law where it can be considered illegal unless someone pleads guilty and there may be good reasons for that. . The SNP consider it to be illegal because it mentions Irish republican prisoners who gave their life in the hope that they would be categorised as Political prisoners. They should have been because they were tried in military courts, no Jury.

So ten men died for a cause they believed in, a noble thing to do. These guys were classed as terrorists just like Steven Biko and Nelson Mandela.. the list goes on we could include Che Guevara and William Wallace and maybe Edward Snowden. Sadly we are fucked. Why are we fucked ? Simply the SNP have decided that anyone who fought for a united Ireland are terrorists , ( a policy rammed through by Thatcher) who should never be accorded the status of freedom fighters. Nelson blew things up, he believed in an armed struggle. But it’s cool because, well he’s a wee black guy who stood up for other wee black guys. I’m not being flippant here but it’s a great vote winner and a great way for the political mob to be nice to the wee black people that they have ripped off.

So back to Roll of Honour. Please let me know if you find any offensive, racist or sectarian lyrics. You might be like me and think why the fuck are we singing this at a Celtic game?  Well singing a song does not bring physical harm and at the end of the day Celtic normally win and you don’t need to go home and sing these songs. No harm done.

SO here are the lyrics of 2 songs still sung at games. It’s up to you to decide which one was written to insult people. Basically

Roll Of Honour

The Famine Song

Apologies for this, it’s vile but people need to know

I often wonder where they would have been
If we hadn’t have taken them in
Fed them and washed them
Thousands in Glasgow alone
From Ireland they came
Brought us nothing but trouble and shame
Well the famine is over
Why don’t they go home?

Now Athenry Mike was a thief
And Large John he was fully briefed
And that wee traitor from Castlemilk
Turned his back on his own
They’ve all their Papists in Rome
They have U2 and Bono
Well the famine is over
Why don’t they go home?


Now they raped and fondled their kids
That’s what those perverts from the darkside did
And they swept it under the carpet
and Large John he hid
Their evils seeds have been sown
Cause they’re not of our own
Well the famine is over
Why don’t you go home?

Now Timmy don’t take it from me
Cause if you know your history
You’ve persecuted thousands of people
In Ireland alone
You turned on the lights
Fuelled U boats by night
That’s how you repay us
It’s time to go home.

Now guess which one you are more likely to get your door kicked in for even although one is illegal ?






7 thoughts on “Read The Roll Of Honour

  1. One day the politicians will realise they are pandering to the wrong people and belief system that is anti-Scottish as well as profoundly anti Catholic/Irish, in that they wish to live under Westminster’s uncaring yoke forever, although to be truthful the quality of career politician Scotland is producing at the moment would make people like Keir Hardy, Johm mcLean, Wendy Wood and James Connolly weep. I though Tommy Sheridan was getting there, but he was nobbled (sorry for the pun), either by his own stupidity or the powers that be, but the effect was the same as when John McLean was put to jail five times. The sting was taken out of them.
    Anyone can see the difference between celebrating your cultural heroes and just down right insults. I for one am sick and tired of being labelled with the each side is as bad as each other tag that the ignorant and biased use to hide behind so they don’t have to investigate and think for themselves. What a way to treat the finest club and support that has graced Scottish football.

  2. clearly there is no comparison between the two. though even though i.m am Irish republican i would prefer that we didn’t sing political songs about Ireland as we unlike the other lot are a broad church. gbnl

  3. carnaptious you are at it,you are a bitter wee man,don,t come on here and act civil.Some people may even accuse you of bigotry,you ! know you are !!

  4. Wullie

    I have been busy getting ready for my trip to Ireland. I am off to Donegal for a week with my grandson. I will be playing catch up, I guess, on my return but hope to be back in full flow a week come Monday. But simply can not resist a quick blast on my trumpet before leaving.

    Given that these songs have no real significant meaning at football matches, “Especially a football match in Scotland”, they would be perhaps best left out of football grounds. One should be left out anywhere, as we all agree. The other can unfortunately attract unsavoury connotations, deservedly or not, which are probably best avoided in antagonistic environments. It might be interesting to test the status of both on a Donegal beach given they have significant relevance to events in Ireland. On second thoughts, I think I might just sing the one. In the final analysis, whether they are appropriate or not, the challenge is their legal status. Reason indicates that only one is “offensive” and illegal while the other is ultra nationalist and of no national significance in Scotland at worst (I have deliberately ignored the impact on the Irish diaspora as it is a topic all of its own and would require a whole separate argument regarding the significance to them of the songs). However, like so many issues, government agendas dictate much of how the population is tethered. That is the challenge. That is the iniquity of unjust laws that has to be fought against. That is what threatens the very soul of democracy.

    “Democracy is a form of government in which all eligible citizens participate equally—either directly or through elected representatives—in the proposal, development, and creation of laws. It encompasses social, economic and cultural conditions that enable the free and equal practice of political self-determination.” Wikipedia

    “the term is an antonym to ἀριστοκρατία (aristocratie) “rule of an elite”. Wikipedia.

    SNP/Scottish party political elite – now there IS a REAL issue!

    Be in touch with you all again soon and will concentrate on the “timbook” on my return. I know, Wullie, I know. Been really busy. Early doors tomorrow and a long day ahead. Bon nuit a tout!

    H H

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