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*#1 PEASANT* 24 Jun 10 - 12:56 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: HAIL TO GREAT WILLIAM
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 12:56 PM

HAIL TO GREAT WILLIAM.
Air—"The Bay of Biscay."

Arise, and join in chorus,
Ye sons of old True Blue,
Great William's spirit o'er us,
Protects the chosen few.
He broke the Papist's chain,
Nor let one link remain.

Matchless was he,
Who set us free,
Hail to Great William with three times three.

At Boyne's victorious water,
Ye sons of old True Blue,
Whose waves ran red with slaughter,
And balls like hailstones flew.
He beat the tyrant James,
And checked rebellion's flames.

Matchless was he, &c.

At Aughrim's plains, so famous,
Ye sons of old True Blue,
He beat the paltroon, Shamus,
And all his Papist crew;
He laid them in the dust,
For God was with the just.

Matchless was he, &c.

At Londonderry's towers,
Ye sons of old True Blue,
Besieged by fiendish powers,
No succour was in view;
But aid came up at last,
The boom was broke and past.

Matchless was he, &c.

Our Orange tree he planted,
Ye sons of old True Blue,
True hearts round it have panted,
For it rains heavenly due;
For it our father's blood,
Was shed on field and flood.

Matchless was he, &c


The Orange Melodist, Original Orange Songs, With Occasional Verses and an Appendix, Containing Copious Explanatory Notes, Brother William Archer, Oldbrige lodge 597 (Dublin: Brother J. Kirkwood, Printer, 13, Upper Ormond-quay, 1852).


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