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A song about an Irish soldier longing to go home to Ireland.
                                     

         
                                  My tribute to the International Soldiers that stand for peace for all the 
                                                                  countries of the world     
                                                           
Folk song sung with a guitar 

(with a bit of an Irish accent )

Verse:1

Oh, how I miss green Ireland-
Me love's blue, fiery eyes.
I miss lyin' in the red clover-
Lookin' up at the sunlit skies.

Chorus:

I wanna go home to green Ireland-
Where waves crash on the shore.
I miss the purple mountains-
When I look out me door.

I wanna go home to green Ireland
Where white cottages sit in a row. 
Yellow daisies dance upon the hill-
And black horses wander below.

Verse: 2

I miss walkin' with me pretty lass
Through the shops and wee cafes'.
Shoppin' for flowers in Dublin-
In pink and violet bouquets.

Bridge:

Oh, the war is almost over-
And me time is almost done.
There's no green in the desert-
I'm burnin' in the sun.

Oh, I miss me mum and dad-
And me little sister, Cassidy.
I miss fishin' on the grassy bank-
Under the old, Oak tree.

Verse:3

Oh, I wanna drink until I'm flyin'
At the pub on Friday night.
'Til it's leprechauns I see-
Dancin' in the moonlight.

Ending Chorus:

Oh, I comin' home to green Ireland-
Where waves crash on the shore.
I'll see the purple mountains-
When I look out me door.

Me time as a soldier is over-
I'll ne'er leave Ireland no more.
I'll be home soon, me darlin'-
And I'll ne'er go back to war.

Repeat 2 times

No, I'll ne'er go back to war.



From August 1988 until May 1991. Irish soldiers were deployed, under the UN force United Nations Iran-Iraq Military Observer Group, on the border between Iraq and Iran to supervise the withdrawal of both side's troops back to within their respective borders after the end of Iran-Iraq War.
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