Ladies' Orange Lodges O!, The
DESCRIPTION: "The Orange cause is booming strong, Since ladies joined the Order." "They crowd round William's banner." Throughout England they "lilt their Orange ditties" and "work against those who love the night, And hate the British Empire."
EARLIEST DATE: c.1895 (Graham)
KEYWORDS: Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Graham, p. 19, "The Ladies' Orange Lodges O!" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The Loyal Institution of Orange Ladies of England is a section of the Loyal Orange Institution of England. "Ladies Lodges have been a part of the Orange family since the middle of the nineteeth century, with Lodges meeting in different locations, mainly in the Lancashire area ...." (source: "The Orange Ladies of England" at the Grand Orange Lodges of England [GOLE] site). - BS
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