The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

The 36th (Ulster) Brigade

The 36th (Ulster) Brigade

The cloud and mist that early morn
1916 when we sailed off to the Somme
Amid the laughter and the cheers
Who would notice all the doubts and tears and fears

But brave men all they sailed away
No death would beckon from beyond the battles fray
and through it all they'er not afraid
to fight with comrades of that 36th Brigade

Each of those brave men who fought and died
They followed Ulsters flag from Thiepval Wood with pride
and lift their heads with pride and say
I fought with Ulstermen on Flanders field that day

Now written down in history
Tales of their sacrifice that was made for liberty
and with their comrades they are laid
All Ulstermen of that famous 36th Brigade

They gave their lives for King and Country
The choice of freedom their reward for bravery
And they were told that all Ulstermen would be
forever part of this land they fought to free
and all the promises were made
to those brave men of that 36th Brigade



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