Provie Birdie - Wolfhound {The Helicopter Song} BMX VIDEOS - BMX VIDEO CLIPS & MOVIES

The song tells the story of the 1973 escape of three Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoners from Dublin\'s Mountjoy Prison. On October 31 an IRA member hijacked a helicopter and forced the pilot to fly to Mountjoy where the three prisoners, JB O\'Hagan, Seamus Twomey and Kevin Mallon, were lifted by helicopter from the exercise yard of Mountjoy Jail\'s D Wing at 3.40pm. The incident caused major embarrassment for the Cosgrave\'s government.JB O\'Hagan, died April 2001, Seamus Twomey died After a long illness, in Dublin in 1989.Provie Birdie (Seamus Robinson) \n\nOn the [G] last day of October in the [C] year of 73\nIn [D] Mountjoy jail three rebels were [G] longing to be free\nAnd from the skies surprise, surprise, an [C] iron bird did fall\nAn [D] lifted up the Provos high [C] over the Dublin [G] wall\n\n[chorus]\nAnd it\'s upand up and higher the helicopter flew\nHigh over the Dublin spires and over the Liffey too\nThe length and breadth of Ireland, no finer sight to see\nThe day the Provie birdie released the Mountjoy three.\n\nThe screws were all astounded they knew not what to do\nThey just stood there dumbfounded as offour rebels flew\nAnd in the Dail the traitors were shocked and quite aghast\nAs they looked up and noticed the Provos flying past.\n\nO\'Hagan, Twomey, Mallon, God bless those gallant three\nAnd Britain she is furious as off our rebels flee\nBut everywhere in Ireland wherever the news is heard\nThe people cheer the Provos and their marvellous flying bird.\n\nWolfhound\nRay McAreavey\nDanny Burns\nGogie McCullough\nKieran Manning

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