DESCRIPTION: The singer recalls "thrilling stories of the past." "Round the cairns where great ones lie, Their bold requiem, 'No Surrender' lives while soulless slanderers die" Past heroic deeds are like seedlets that may flower in the present.
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (OrangeLark)
KEYWORDS: Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OrangeLark 1, "Olden Memories" (1 text)
NOTES [53 words]: OrangeLark: "As the original air was unknown this song has been set to the Hornpipe, 'The Humours of Enniskean.'" OrangeLark does not cite sources. It may not have been sung.
For the reference to "No Surrender," see "No Surrender (I)." - BS
(See also "The Siege of Derry," about the event which inspired the slogan. - RBW)
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