THE PATRIOT GAME

17 May 2005 sound-check version


Come all you young rebels and listen while I sing
For love of one's country is a terrible thing
It banishes fear like the speed of a flame
And it makes you part of the patriot game

My name is O'Hanlon and I just turned eighteen
My home is Wisconsin, yeah there I was weaned
I was taught my whole life to the other to blame
So now I'm a part of the patriot game

Been two years since I wondered away
With the local battalion of the bold IRA
I read of the heroes and I wanted the same
To play out my part in the patriot game

Now ??? my body all holes
And I think of the traitors who bargained and sold
Sorry my rifle hasn't done the same
??? the patriot game


Info

THE PATRIOT GAME is a 1958 song by Dominic Behan. See the original Dominic Behan version for more details.

17 May 2005 sound-check version

The above lyrics are for the 17 May 2005 sound-check version of THE PATRIOT GAME at Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour. The song was played in a pump organ arrangement. It was not played on the regular show that night, or on any other date during that tour.

Ticket stub for the 17 May 2005 show at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
Ticket stub for the 17 May 2005 show at Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

Live History

THE PATRIOT GAME was sound-checked prior to the 17 May 2005 show in Upper Darby, PA, (as far as it's known) but it was not performed on any of the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour's regular shows.

Available Versions

List of available versions of THE PATRIOT GAME on this website:

THE PATRIOT GAME [17 May 2005 sound-check version]
THE PATRIOT GAME [Original Dominic Behan version]

Page last updated: 28 Feb 2017