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 Copyright Eamon Melaugh Copyright Eamon Melaugh Copyright Eamon Melaugh

Pictures taken from: http://cain.ulst.ac.uk/melaugh/portfolio7/f7p9.htm

The Irish group U2 made a song about the events on the day known as

"Bloody Sunday"

 

 

I can't believe the news today
Oh, I can't close my eyes
And make it go away
How long...
How long must we sing this song
how long, how long...
'cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...

Broken bottles under children's feet
Bodies strewn across the dead end street
But I won't heed the battle call
It puts my back up
Puts my back up against the wall

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

And the battle's just begun
There's many lost, but tell me who has won
The trench is dug within our hearts
And mothers, children, brothers, sisters
Torn apart

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

How long...

 

How long must we sing this song
How long, how long...
'cause tonight...we can be as one
Tonight...tonight...

Sunday, Bloody Sunday
Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Wipe the tears from your eyes
Wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
Oh, wipe your tears away
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Oh, wipe your blood shot eyes
(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)
Sunday, Bloody Sunday (Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

And it's true we are immune
When fact is fiction and TV reality
And today the millions cry
We eat and drink while tomorrow they die

(Sunday, Bloody Sunday)

The real battle just begun
To claim the victory Jesus won
On...

Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday...

 

Free the people (song text, "The Dubliners)   
Remembering Bloody Sunday (Reading text)           

BBC page on Bloody Sunday (Timeline)        Dansk side om begivenhederne                         BBC page with film clips and personal statements

Timeline to the Irish conflict                           Good explanation on the Irish conflict              More detailed timeline;

Factfile on the political parties, and groups in NI