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Black On The Green
BY SEAMUS ROBINSON 1973

'Twas early one morn in the street called North Queen,
Along my way I met a colleen.
Her face was the saddest that I've ever seen,
And there on her coat she wore black on the Green.

Black on the Green - black on the Green And
there on her coat she wore black on the Green.

I stopped to ask why she was so sad,
And why on her coat those colours she had.
She lifted her face and spoke like a queen
Last night on the New Lodge, six died for the Green.

Died for the Green - died for the Green
Last night on the New Lodge, six died for the Green.

Maguire and Loughran, Sloan and McCann,
Campbell and Hardy - a hero each man.
The finest of flowers that I've ever seen
Last night on the New Lodge, they died for the Green.

Died for the Green - died for the Green
Last night on the New Lodge,they died for the Green.

She turned away from me and went on her way,
And all around, the day had gone grey.
I'll always remember that lovely colleen

And why on her coat she wore black on the Green.

Black on the Green - black on the Green
And why on her coat she wore black on the Green.
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