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No Surrender Today we meet a civic band In proud congratulation To celebrate the gallant stand Which saved our faith and nation No recreant fear shall hush the cheer Which waks us to remember The closing gate and boyish feat Of glorious old December Chorus: Then raise the cheer to freemen dear And toast each brave defender For nought imparts to Derry hearts A thrill like No surrender Brave hearts they stuck the rallying blow For each loved home and altar Nor traitor friend nor bigot foe Their plighted faith could falter Old Walker's zeal and Murray's steel Came in their need to cheer them And sallies great from open gate Soon taught their foe to fear them Gainst Mighty odds they held their wall Through plague and grim starvation Combined to cause their city's fall And crush the hapless nation True to their trust no craven durst E'en breathe the word SURRENDER For gathering ill but nerved the will Of each resolved Defender! Till townward on Foyle's rising tide Brave Browning's vessel bounded A shock-a crash-a belched broadside And victory's note has sounded Then banded here, from year to year We'll cherish the proud story Come weal or woe no plotting foe Shall rob us of our glory! CB
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