The Orange Lilly "O"

The Orange Lilly "O"

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Sandy Row

Sandy Row

I have been a wanderer all my life, I'll roam this time no more
But now I'm sailing back again, back to old Ulster's shores

To settle down in Belfast town in a place that you all know
Sure it fills my heart with gladness when I think of Sandy Row.

When I recall my childhood days, a tear comes to my eye
 I think of all the brethren on the 12th day of July

For the music of the bands that day, it sets my heart a glow
As we marched along together down the streets of Sandy Row

Now whenever I have settled down, I never more will roam 
away from dear old Ulster, for it is my home sweet home

I'll get myself a little house, my children there will grow
With all my loyal brethren in the streets of Sandy Row.

And now my song is finished and my head I will lay down
 I am proud that I am loyal to the Red Hand and the Crown

The people that will meet me now, for off this ship I go
will be the people that I love, who live in Sandy Row.

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