Green Grassy Slopes, The
DESCRIPTION: "I'm going to speak ... of the deeds that were done by King William, On the green grassy slopes of the Boyne." "Praise God for sending us King William." "If ever our service is needed" we "will join, And fight, like valiant King William"
EARLIEST DATE: c.1895 (Graham)
KEYWORDS: Ireland nonballad patriotic
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OrangeLark 3, "The Green Grassy Slopes" (1 text, 1 tune)
Graham, p. 22, "The Green Grassy Slopes of the Boyne" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: For the Battle of the Boyne, see "The Battle of the Boyne (I)"; for the political background, see also "The Vicar of Bray." - RBW
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