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Celtic Minded

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 It is from the Irish famine ships
As the waves beat upon wooden decks,
Our ancestors left old Ireland’s shores
To start a new life on the streets of Glasgow.

2 Leave a comment on verse 2 0 It is from Brother Walfrid’s charity
To feed poor Catholic families,
To create a Celtic identity
To rid the evil hand of poverty.

3 Leave a comment on verse 3 0 It is to the Brake Clubs of before
Who travelled many a long road,
Following the bhoys in green,
Believing in Glasgow’s Irish team.

4 Leave a comment on verse 4 0 It is our culture and our faith
Our proud Irish heritage
That we sing of and rejoice
At Parkhead, supporting the bhoys.

5 Leave a comment on verse 5 0 It is our ancient Irish names
The love of a football game,
It was our father’s right
To support the green & white.

6 Leave a comment on verse 6 0 It was from many a young lad
From Coatbridge to the Garngad,
To fulfill a longtime dream
And wear the hoops of green.

7 Leave a comment on verse 7 0 It is from the songs we learn and sing
To the Celtic cross and Claddagh ring
That we are Scottish born
To Ireland’s exiled sons.

8 Leave a comment on verse 8 0 It is the love of our team
The bhoys in the hoops of green
For our faith, we proudly stand
And hold in our heart, the harp of Ireland.

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2004

Source: http://footballpoets.org/poems/celtic-minded/