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Hurling & Imperialism

Chumbawamba
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"Sportchestra! ‎– 101 Songs About Sport".
lyrics by Boff Whalley

Sportchestra! ‎– 101 Songs About Sport

L'hurling è uno sport tradizionale irlandese, alcune fonti lo fanno risalire addirittura al 400 d.C.
E' citato anche nel Táin Bó Cúailnge, il ciclo di storie dell'eroe mitico irlandese Cú Chulainn.
Nel 1366 fu vietato dallo Statuto di Kilkenny in uno dei primi (e tanti) tentativi di assimilare gli irlandesi da parte degli Anglo-Normanni. Dopo 750 anni ancora gli Irlandesi giocano ad hurling.

Hurling, the national sport of Ireland
Was banned in 1366
As part of an Anglo-Norman attempt
To crush all Gaelic resistance
It failed

Over six hundred years of British repression
Has never stopped the people from fighting back
They still play hurling and as you'd expect
The Brits still defend as the Irish attack

Contributed by Dq82 - 2019/6/14 - 10:19



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