The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Derry's Walls (V)

The time has scarce gone by boys, two hundred years ago,
When Rebels on auld Derry's Walls their faces dare not show;
When James and all his rebel band came up to Bishops Gate;
With heart and hand and sword and shield we caused them to retreat;

#Chorus#
Then work but don't surrender and come when duty calls,
With heart and hand, and sword and shield - we'll guard auld Derry's Walls.
The blood it did flow in the streams for many a winter's night,
They knew the Lord was on their side, to help them in the fight;
They nobly stood upon the walls determined for to die,
To fight and gain the victory and hoist the Crimson high;

#Chorus#

At last, at last with one broadside kind heaven sent their maze,
The boom was broke that crossed Foyle's shore and James he was dismayed;
The Banner, boys that floated, was run aloft with joy,
God bless the hands that broke the boom and saved Apprentice Boys.

#Chorus#

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