Brave Orangemen

#1 by ulsterman , Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:53 pm

From Holland the eagles of France are all fled
And the Orange of Nassau replaced in their stead;
So we trust our good neighbours brought wisdom may learn
Their friends and allies from their foes to discern.
Then advance in full chorus my brave Orangemen,
The French we did beat, and we'll beat them again.

In the Hollanders cause we as cordially join,
As they did in ours on the banks of the Boyne;
When under King William in one common league,
We planted an Orange tree fresh from the Hague.
Then advance in full chorus, my brave Orangemen,
May that Orange tree flourish for ever, Amen.

With their blood our brave ancestors moistened its root,
And thence the rich flavour we taste in its fruit,
With ours, we will also repeal each invader,
When the law is our guide, and a Brunswick our leader,
So advance in full chorus, my brave Orangemen,
Our foes we did beat, and we'll beat them again.

Here under its ample and wide spreading shade,
Our vows shall to loyalty ever be paid;
It is now in full growth as well as full bearing.
The glory, the pride and the boast of green Erin.
So advance in full chorus, my brave Orangemen,
Our foes we did beat, and we'll beat them again.

There it prospers without any labour or toil,
Agrees with the climate, and unites with the soil,
And long shall its verdure remain in full force
So long as King William bestrides his grey horse.
Then advance in full chorus, my brave Orangemen,
Our foes we did beat, and we'll beat them again.

And long shall the hero our champion be seen,
Bestriding that horse to adorn College green;
In Orange and purple superbly arrayed
While he smilles at his boys when they form on parade;
And in their full chorus so cheerful advance
The pride of green Erin, the terror of France.

So let those all know who against us petition,
Their impotent malice we hold in derision;
No wonder that while their meek parliament sits,
That we frighten the upstarts quite out of their wits,
While in a full chorus we pray for success
To the manly and spirited Derry address.

Now, to put to due shame all affected vexation
We report as at large in our first declaration
That if men will be loyal and true to the laws
Under one gracious King and in one noble cause
Till our globe is dissolved and mortality ends,
We'll advance in full chorus and hail them as friends

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