The Orange Lily'O

#1 by ulsterman , Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:54 pm

And did you go to see the show, each rose and pink a dilly, O!
To feast your eyes, and view the prize, won by the Orange Lily,O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

The Viceroy there, so debonaire, just like a daffadilly, O.
With Lady Clarke, blithe as a lark, approached the Orange Lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

Then Starting back, he cried good luck, some say he looked quite silly, O!
Oh! deed of woe, must I bestow the prize upon the lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

Sir Charley, too, looked very blue, while laughed the Horse Master Billy, O!
To think his EX - a flower should vex, and that an Orange Lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

A fairer Flower, throughout the Bower he sought, but willy nilly, O!
With moistened eyes, he gave the prize to Erin's Orange Lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

The lowland field may roses yield, gay heaths the Highland hilly, O!
But high or low, no flower can show, like Erins Orange Lily, O.

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

Let dandies fine in Bond Street shine, gay nymphs in Piccadilly, O!
But fine or gay must yield the day to Erin's Orange Lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

The elated muse, to hear the news, jumped like a Connaught Filly, O!
As gossip fame did loud proclaim the triumph of the Lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

Then come, brave boys, and share her joys, and toast the health of Willy, O!
Who bravely won, on Boynes red shore, the Royal Orange Lily, O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

Heigh ho, the lily'O!
The royal, loyal lily'O!
Beneath the sky
What flower can vie
With Erins Orange Lily'O!

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