The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

BILLY McFADZEAN V.C. (V)

Let me tell you a story, of honour and glory
Of a young Belfast soldier, Billy McFadzean by name
For King and for Country, Young Billy died bravely
And won the VC, on the fields of the Somme

Chorus:
So let us remember that brave Ulster soldier
The VC he won the young life that he gave
For duty demanding his courage outstanding
Private Billy McFadzean of the U.V.F

Gone Like the snowflake, that melts on the river
Gone like the first rays, of days early dawn
Like the foam from the fountain
Like the mist from the mountain
Young Billy McFadzeans, dear life has gone

Chorus:
So let us remember, that brave Ulster soldier
The VC he won, the young life that he gave
For duty demanding, his courage outstanding
Private Billy McFadzean of the U.V.F.

Now Billy lies only, were the red Flanders poppy
In wildest profusion, paints the field of the brave
No piper recalling, his deeds all forgotten
For Billy McFadzean, has no known grave

Chorus:
So let us remember, that brave Ulster soldier
The VC he won, the young life that he gave
For duty demanding, his courage outstanding
Private Billy McFadzean of the U.V.F.

(SUNG TO THE SCOTTISH AIRE DARK LOCHNAGAR)




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