Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lilly Bolero/The White Cockade is a ballad from the Jacobite side.

Lyrics to the Lillibullero

Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree?
Lillibullero bullen a la
We are to have a new deputy
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain:
Lero Lero Lillibullero
Lillibullero bullen a la
Lero Lero Lero Lero
Lillibullero bullen a la

Oh by my soul it is a Talbot
Lillibullero bullen a la
And he will cut every Englishman's throat
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain

Now Tyrconnell is come ashore
Lillibullero bullen a la
And we shall have commissions galore
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain

And everyone that won't go to Mass
Lillibullero bullen a la
He will be turned out to look like an ass
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain

Now the heretics all go down
Lillibullero bullen a la
By Christ and St Patrick's the nation's our own
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain

There was an old prophecy found in a bog
Lillibullero bullen a la
The country'd be ruled by an ass and a dog
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain

Now this prophecy is all come to pass
Lillibullero bullen a la
For James is the dog and Tyrconnell's the ass
Lillibullero bullen a la

Refrain
The Lillibullero is a satirical song from the 17th century Protestant setters in Ireland. The song was highly seditious and the voice of resistance to the rule of James Stuart who was deposed from the British throne in 1688.
 

Description of the crossing at Oldbridge, from, "Life of Patrick Sarsfield" by John Todhunter, 1895.


July 12, 1690 - The Williamites cross the River Boyne at the ford of Oldbridge, spearheaded by Count Solme's Dutch Blue Guards, a Catholic force in the service of the Prince of Orange.

Page 11 - Coloured

Page 11 - Scetchwork

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