Give Ireland Back to the Irish: PAUL McCARTNEY and WINGS

Australian singles chart:
Give Ireland Back to the Irish entered the Kent charts on 27 March 1972 and peaked at #17.

The track first appeared on an album in 1993, when it was included as a bonus track on the CD reissue of Wild Life.

Paul McCartney, Linda McCartney

Paul McCartney

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BONUS CLIP BELOW: Paul McCartney talks about the song

Give Ireland Back to the Irish is the debut single by Wings that was released in February 1972. It was written by Paul McCartney and his wife Linda in response to the events of Bloody Sunday, on 30 January that year, when British troops in Northern Ireland shot dead thirteen civil rights protestors. Keen to voice their outrage at the killings, Wings recorded the track two days later at EMI Studios in London. It was the band’s first song to include Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough.
Give Ireland Back to the Irish was banned from broadcast in the UK by the BBC and other organisations.
Wings performed the song throughout their February 1972 tour of English and Welsh universities.
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