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Thread #44455 Message #884084
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
06-Feb-03 - 12:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Patriot Game
Subject: Patriot Game (Protestant answer)
the BBC site Janice in NJ mentioned is worth a look at. From that site here are the verses to the same air as The Patriot Game, which is also featured. I heard the Loyalist version in Belfast some years ago, so I think it was popular with that section of the community.
Come all ye Young Protestants.
Come all ye young Protestants and list while I sing
For the love of old Ulster is a wonderful thing
We'll fight to defend it with tooth and with nail
And we will make certain that truth will prevail
Around 1690 at a place called the Boyne
Our forefathers gathered with William to join
God's blessing was on them as they entered the fray
And it's due to those heroes we're freemen today