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Thread #46861   Message #3701919
Posted By: Long Firm Freddie
15-Apr-15 - 02:48 AM
Thread Name: What songs for St. George's Day?
Subject: Lyr Add: SAINT GEORGE (John Kirkpatrick)
Back in 2007 Valmai, Terry and DMcG briefly discussed John Kirkpatrick's Saint George.

Here's a link to a page on Mainly Norfolk with the lyrics to St George and a video of John performing it:
St George


St George (John Kirkpatrick)

Now I am Saint George, I'm a champion bold,
And over old England my flag I'll unfold.
My sword fights for justice, with truth for my shield,
And when I come riding I never shall yield.

Chorus (after each verse):
And on my breast a red, red rose,
The flower of England wherever she grows.

I fought with the dragon and brought it to shame,
I was killed seven times but I still fought again.
I was killed seven times but it did me no ill
If the battle be true then I'll fight again still.

In the cause of all freedom my banner shall wave,
The oppressed and downtrodden my sword it shall save.
In the righting of wrongs I never shall tire
That the weak become strong is all my desire.

I'll watch o'er your horses, your house and your land,
And if you have none, still your friend I will stand.
I'll strengthen your courage for all you hold dear
To vanquish all doubt and banish all fear.

Now be sure in your heart if you call on my name
For I fight with the fury of fire and flame.
Any lies or deceit to a cinder I'll burn
And once you invoke me I never shall turn.

For I have the power to pierce to the heart,
I strike like the lightning, I can tear you apart.
On hoof-beats of thunder over England I'll ride,
What foe can defy you with me by your side?