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The Protestant Boys The Protestant Boys are loyal and true Stout hearted in battle and stout-handed too The Protestant Boys are true to the last And faithful and peaceful when danger has passed And Oh! they bear And proudly wear The colours that floated o'er many a fray Where cannons were flashing And sabres were clashing The Protestant Boys still carried the day When James half a bigot, and more of a knave With masses and Frenchmen the land would enslave The Protestant Boys for liberty drew And showed with the Orange the banner of Blue And Derry well Their might can tell Who first in their ranks did the Orange display The Boyne had no shyers And Aughrim no flyers And Protestant Boys still carried the day When treason was rampant and traitors were strong And law was defied by a vile rebel throng When thousands were banded the throne to cast down The Protestants rallied and stood by the Crown And oft in fight By day and night They countered the rebels in many a fray Where red pikes were bristling And bullets were whistling The Protestant Boys still carried the day And still does the fame of their glory remain Unclouded by age and undimmed by a stain And ever and ever their cause well uphold The cause of the true and the trusted and bold And scorn to yield Or quit the field While ovber our heads the old colors shall play And traitors shall tremble When' er we assemble For Protestant Boys shall carry the day The Protestant Boys are loyal and true Though fashions are changed and the loyal are few The Protestant Boys are true to the last Though cowards belie them when danger has past Aye still we stand A loyal band And reck not the liars whatever they say For let the drums rattle The summons to battle The Protestant Boys must carry the day CB
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