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Dunnes Stores

Close your eyes and come with me back to 1984
We'll take a walk down Henry Street to Dunnes
Department store
The supermarket's busy and the registers make a din'
The groceries go rolling out and the cash comes rolling
In

Mary Manning is at the checkout and she's trying to
Keep warm
When a customer comes up to her with a basket on her
Arm
The contents of the basket Mary's future is to shape
But the label clearly stated "Produce Of The Cape"

I can't check out your oranges Mrs, now won't you bring
Them back
For they come from South Africa, where White oppresses
Black
I'd have it on my conscience and I couldn't sleep at
Night
If I helped support the system that denies Black
People's rights

Our union says "Don't Handle Them. It's the least that
We can do
We Fought oppression here for centuries, we'll help
Them fight it too"
The managers descended in an avalanche of suits
And Mary was suspended cos she wouldn't touch the
Fruits

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Dunnes Stores Dunnes Stores
Dunnes Stores with St Bernard Better Value Beats Them
All

Well, her friends are all behind her and the union gave
Support
And they called a strike and the pickets brought all
Dunnes' Stores to a halt
No one was going to tell the Boss what he bought or
Sold
These women are only workers, they must do as they are
Told

Isn't it just typical of a partite screwball law?
It's not just in South Africa, the Rich Temple and the
Poor
He wouldn't have a boycott, he couldn't give a tinker's
Curse
Doesn't matter how he fills the shelves as long as he
Lines his Purse

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The messages came rollin' in from all around the world
For such concern and sacrifice and for courage brave
And bold
When 14 months were over, 10 women and a man
Had helped to raise the consiousness all around the
Land

Cleary's in O'Connell street wouldn't sell South
African shoes
Best Man sent all their clothes back, Roches Stores
Sent back their booze
Until all South African goods were taken off the
Shelves in Dunnes
And Mary Manning was down in Henry Street sticking to
Her guns

Chorus

Date Added: 2017-08-25
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