The Orange and The Green
words and music traditional
father was an Ulster man, proud Protestant was he.
Baptized by Father
Riley, I was rushed away by car,
Mother every Sunday, to Mass I'd proudly stroll.
when I'd sing those rebel songs, much to me mother's joy,
day me Ma's relations came round to visit me.
never could agree about my type of school.
Background: Another song Andrew learned from his much-beloved Irish Rovers. The song uses the same melody as Rising of the Moon. It's one of the few songs that actually pokes fun of the religious diffences of Ireland. I remember growing up and my dad told me that the Scottish wear orange on St. Patrick's Day. I didn't realize why until a couple years ago. One of the reasons for the division of Ireland into North and South Ireland is because the North is predominately Protestant (represented by the color Orange) and the South is predominately Catholic (represented by the color green).
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