Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Suddenly then they opened their gate,
Sallying forth with vigor and might; And, as the truth I here may relate,
Protestant boys did valliantly fight, Taking many chief commanders,                                         «
While the sharp fray they thus did maintain, With vigorous courses, they routed their forces,
And many poor Teagues did meet with their bane.
Wliile with their blood the cause they have sealed,
Heaven upon their actions did frown ;                          so
Protestants took the spoil of the field,
Cannons full five they brought to the town. With a lusty, large, great mortar,
Thus they returned with honor and gain, While Papists did scour from Protestant power, ss
As fearing they all should suffer their bane.
In a short time we hope to arrive
With a vast army to Ireland, And the affaire so well we'll contrive
That they shall ne'er have power to stand                  «
Gainst King William and Queen Mary,
Who on the throne does flourish and reign; We'll down with the faction that make the distraction,
And give the proud French and Tories their bane.