"Always look on the bright side of life."

Gerry Adams the songs of a caged bird.
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Gerry Adams: “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” Life is grand. I remember that being sung in prison.  I was imprisoned after a very, very brutal incursion into the prison wing.  And the prison officers beat everybody.  And the wing was deadly silent, and then from way down wing, you heard this little voice going “Always look on the bright side of life.”  And then within five minutes there were about 100 men singing it at the top of their voices. 

A song that came out of South Africa, the name of which I can’t remember, but it’s the how do you build your barricades.  I think it’s a Peter Gabriel song – “You are My Sunshine” and some older songs in the Irish language.


Recorded on: Oct 8, 2007