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The People's Own MP is an Irish rebel song about Bobby Sands, one of the Irish hunger strikers.

The song was written by Bruce Scott for Christy Moore's 1986 album, The Spirit of Freedom. It has been described as an example of the "hero-martyr" genre of rebel music in which the "intellectual, artistic and moral qualities" of the subject are eulogised beyond courage. [1]

References

  1. ^ Boyle, Mark. Edifying the Rebellious Gael, in Celtic Geographies: Old Culture, New Times (David Harvey, ed). Routledge, 2002. p 190. ISBN 0415223962

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