Cowcadden's Heroes

DESCRIPTION: The key members of Orange Lodge One-Six-Two are named. Then the singer puts himself at the Boyne. "When we ... had safely crossed I fell into a dream" of Joshua leading "us" across Jordan and around Jericho until "it came tumbling"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (OrangeLark)
KEYWORDS: dream Ireland Bible moniker political religious
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
OrangeLark 24, "Cowcadden's Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: For the Battle of the Boyne, regarded as a liberating event by Irish Protestants, see the notes to "The Battle of the Boyne (I)." Joshua's exploits are only marginally parallel to the events of 1688-1690: The crossing of the Jordan was unopposed, and the river bed was dry (see chapters 3-4 of the book of Joshua). And the Boyne was a straight battle, unlike the siege of Jericho, which was -- a siege (see Joshua chapters 5-6). It can't even be compared with the siege of (London)derry, because Jericho was captured by assault, while Derry withstood its siege. - RBW
File: OrLa024

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