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Thread #908   Message #2688
Posted By: Nathan Sarvis (
01-Mar-97 - 02:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: 3 Irish songs
Subject: RE: Lyrics required
I have the last song on an old LP entitled "The World Famous and Justly Popular Barney Peters." (ca 1967)
The song title is "The Orange and the Green."
Oh, me father was an osterman (Ulsterman?), Proud Protestant was he.
Me mother was a Catholic from County Cork came she.
They wre married in two churches, lived happily enough.
Until the day that I was born, and things got really rough.
Baptized by Father Riley, then rushed away by car.
To be made a little Orangeman, me father's shining star.
I was christened David Anthony, but still in spite of that.
To me father I was Billy, while me mother called me Pat.