The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

DADDY'S UNIFORM (V)

Oh Daddy whats that uniform, in the wardrobe over there?
Has it any history, or medals for to bear?
Has it seen the battlefields, like bygone days of yore?
Oh Daddy is that the Uniform, that you so proudly wore?

Chorus:
See it's buckles shining bright, from the shoulder to the waist
I also see three letters, emblazoned on it's breast
The U it stands for Ulster
The V for Volunteer
The F it stands for the Force
That fights and never fears

My memory it strays back again, to nineteen forty one
When Ulsters shores were threatened
By the Jackboot of the Hun
And Ulsters people rallied round
They knew they need not fear
For the knew God was on their side
And the Ulster Volunteers

(chorus)

So son please take my Uniform, and go and fight the foe
And fight just like your father did, so many years ago
For Ulster it is calling and we must never fear
So take my Gun my only son and join the Volunteers

(chorus)

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