Derry's walls

Lyrics

The time has scarce gone round, boys
Three hundred years ago
When rebels on old Derry’s walls
Their faces dare not show
When James and all his rebel band
Came up to Bishop’s Gate
With heart and hand and sword and shield
We forced him to retreat

We’ll fight and don’t surrender
But come when duty calls
With heart and hand and sword and shield
We’ll guard old Derry’s walls

When blood did flow in crimson streams
Through many a winter’s night
They knew the Lord was on their side
To help them in their fight
They nobly stood up on the walls
Determined for to fight
To fight and gain the victory
And raise the crimson high

We’ll fight and don’t surrender
But come when duty calls
With heart and hand and sword and shield
We’ll guard old Derry’s walls

At last, at last with one broadside
Kind heaven sent them aid
The boom that crossed the Foyle was broke
And James, he was dismayed
The banner boys that floated
Was run aloft with joy
God bless the hands that broke the boom
And saved the apprentice boys

We’ll fight and don’t surrender
But come when duty calls
With heart and hand and sword and shield
We’ll guard old Derry’s walls


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County

Derry

Song Themes

Siege of Derry

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