Joe Caruso

“Back Home in Derry” is an Irish rebel song written by Bobby Sands while imprisoned in HM Prison Maze. The song was covered by Christy Moore in 1984, who recorded it borrowing the melody from Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald“. The lyrics describe the voyage of convicted Irish rebels, sent to exile in Australia, in the aftermath of the Irish Rebellion of 1803.

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