Jem Larkin is a Fighting Man

Air: Caleno Custure Me

When first he came to man's estate,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
He then decided to emigrate,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
He stowed away on a Liverpool ship,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
And to New York he made a trip,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
So out of Liverpool he set sail,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
And in New York he arrived in goal,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
In goal he heard the workers' call,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
"If one is injured it hurts us all",
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
In Liverpool he fought that fight,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
And in Belfast he lit that light,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
The Green and Orange, he said are one,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
They marched together in Belfast town,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
So, we are with him, he'll fight our fight,
Jem Larkin is a fighting man,
We''ll prove together that right is might.

This song would appear to date from the early
1900s as it precedes Larkin's move to Dublin.
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