‘Arlene’s Anthem’ © Joe Canning 2018. All Rights Reserved.

‘Arlene’s Anthem’
[To be sung to the air of the Wild Rover]
I’ve been DUP leader for quite a few years,
My electorate’s ragin’ and holding their ears
I told Patrick Kielty on TV one night
That a United Ireland would put me to flight
And it’s No Nay NEVER… No Nay NEVER no more
Can I stay in Fermanagh no never no more.
I went up to Nigel and Sammy and Ian,
And I told him the prospect was frying my brain,
I asked if their thinking and mine was the same,
They were checkin’ out buses and taxis and planes.
And it’s No Nay NEVER… No Nay NEVER no more
Can I stay in Fermanagh, No Nay NEVER.
It seems that I pleased Patrick’s eyes with my plight
For his wee Fenian eyes opened wide with delight,
Sure he ran from the studio clutching his phone,
He phoned the News letter, Constitution Tyrone,
Saying No Nay NEVER, No Nay NEVER no more
Can she stay in Fermanagh… no never no more.
I’ll go home to my wee house and bit of a farm,
And hope that the RHI boilers are warm,
For I’ll never get rid of this chill down my spine,
To think that this wee Northern kingdom’s not mine
And it’s No Nay NEVER… No Nay NEVER no more,
Can I stay in Fermanagh, no never no more.
I’ll be gone soon forever and you’ll see me no more,
I’m packin’ my bags for some far foreign shore,
I’ve a feeling that anyway.. I’ll soon be stumped,
And from my DUP I will shortly be dumped,
And it’s No Nay NEVER… No Nay NEVER no more.
Can I stay in Fermanagh, no never no more;
Aye it’s No Nay NEVER… No Nay NEVER no more
Can I stay in Fermanagh, no never no more.
‘What did I do with that boarding pass Sammy?’
Image | Arlene Foster | Source: Belfast Telegraph

Advertisements

Posted by

Stair na hÉireann is steeped in Ireland's turbulent history, culture, ancient secrets and thousands of places that link us to our past and the present. With insight to folklore, literature, art, and music, you’ll experience an irresistible tour through the remarkable Emerald Isle.