The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

On Boynes Red Shore (King Williams March) (V)

It was a morning in July in 16 and 90
Two great armies were converging on the River Boyne
On the left you had King  James of Scotland with 26,000 men
James arrived at the Boyne first and set up his great tents and cannons and he waited

On the other side you had King William Prince of Orange with 30,000 men
As william rode through the narrow country lanes of Ireland, on that hot sunny July morning in 1690, he was armed with the latest in artillery that day

Finally William too arrived at the Boyne and set up camp and prepared to do battle
Then at 8 o'clock on the 1st of July 16 and 90 the Battle of the Boyne started
The fighting lasted throughout the day until 4o;clock in the afternoon
1,500 men were killed on that day, James fled the battle field and William Prince of Orange was victorious

#CHORUS#
Sound your drum & flash your sword
Wade into King James'es hoarde
watch the wind and trust the Lord
for we'el die for our royal William

On Boynes great shore that glorious day
30,000 they beat their way
For Orange we'el fight and for Orange we'el say
We'el die for our Royal William

#CHORUS#

On Boyne's red field, in the afternoon
Through the smokes undaunting gloom
As horses fell and cannons boomed
And blast the way for William

#CHORUS#

On Boyne's red field of bloody gore
James he cried No more!  No More!
The time has come, to end this war
I concede defeat to William

#CHORUS#


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