eurekaSydney
An Australia guided by the spirit of the Eureka Tradition as symbolised by the diggers' flag and oath:
"We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties"

Rebellion a song from The Eureka Suite by John Munro

My name's Peter Lalor I'm a hero
Because I just couldn't damned well take it any more
They forced us to pay at the point of a gun
'Til they just couldn't damned well take any more

Chorus
But the fight goes on, the blood is strong
Eureka's memory lingers on
Australia, never let it go

We paid our way but we had no say
Well we just wouldn't damned well wear it anymore
So we burned our cards and we swore we'd stay
Because we just couldn't damned well bear it anymore

We stood side by side at the Stockade walls
Because we just couldn't damned well stand any more
With our homemade guns and their musket balls
Well we just couldn't damned well withstand them anymore

We resolved to resist whatever the cost
Because we just couldn't damned well face it anymore
The last line fell by the Southern Cross
Because we just couldn't damned well brace it anymore

It took 15 minutes and they'd worn the diggers down
Because we just couldn't bloody well hack it anymore
They butchered all who stood for half a mile around
Because they just couldn't bloody well attack us anymore

My name's Peter Lalor I'm a hero

Notes

Many thanks to John Munro for permission to add this song to the eureka150 website. John wrote this song as part of his Eureka Suite and is a member of Colcannon

Visit Colcannon's website at http://colcannon.net/