• Joyeuses Pâques... et joyeux centenaire, Révolution irlandaise !

    Joyeuses Pâques... et joyeux centenaire, Révolution irlandaise !

    Joyeuses Pâques... et joyeux centenaire, Révolution irlandaise !

    (Chanson dédiée au soulèvement, reprise par les Young Dubliners, ici sur des images de guérilla urbaine à Belfast)

    As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
    There Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
    No fife did hum nor battle drum did sound it's dread tatoo
    But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell rang out through the foggy dew

    Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
    'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Suvla or Sud El Bar
    And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
    While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

    'Twas Britannia bade our Wild Geese go that small nations might be free
    But their lonely graves are by Suvla's waves or the shore of the Great North Sea
    Oh, had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha
    Their names we will keep where the fenians sleep 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew

    But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
    For those who died that Eastertide in the springing of the year
    And the world did gaze, in deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few
    Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the foggy dew

    Ah, back through the glen I rode again and my heart with grief was sore
    For I parted then with valiant men whom I never shall see more
    But to and fro in my dreams I go and I'd kneel and pray for you,
    For slavery fled, O glorious dead, When you fell in the foggy dew.

    Ici dans un ancien article du site, deux textes historiques fondamentaux : la Proclamation de la République par les insurgés et "Pour l'Armée citoyenne" du républicain socialiste James Connolly.

    À revoir aussi :

    Séance ciné : "Le vent se lève" de Ken Loach

    Et en "bonus", un documentaire (7 parties en playlist) sur la lutte des années 1970-80 ; intéressant malgré le parti-pris éminemment bourgeois "Fin de l'Histoire", anticommuniste (projetant ce fantasme sur l'IRA), anti-"terroriste" et pro-"accords de paix" de la réalisation :



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