American Old Time Song Lyrics: 38 Ireland Forever
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 38
Attend to me, landsmen and sailors and others.
My ditty appeals to your courage and sense;
Come round me, my lads, let's shake hands like brothers.
And join one and all in old Ireland's defense.
The Frenchmen by tricks to seduce us endeavor;
We'll stand by our king and old Ireland forever;
By our king, our king, And old Ireland forever;
We'll stand by our King And old Ireland forever.
Our forefathers fully considered the cause
Of justice, of wisdom, of honor And fame,
Then wisely and bravely established such laws
As raised above others Hibernia's great name;
Then shall we lose sight of them? Never, boys, never!
Huzza! for our king And old Ireland forever.
Ye sons of Hibernia, come, join hand-in-hand,
We'll drive all invaders quite out of the land;
And when o'er the grog, the first toast that is given
Shall he, "Plenty and peace to the land that we live in,"
Tho' Frenchmen by tricks to seduce us endeavor,
We'll stand by our king and old Ireland forever.