DESCRIPTION: In '45 the singer fell in love with a maid who wore the Orange and Blue. He inquired of her home: "her index it came from above." Other questions were answered in Masonic code. Bring your sweethearts and "see if yours tells you what my love told me"
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (OrangeLark)
KEYWORDS: courting ritual religious
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OrangeLark 31, "The Marksman" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Inniskilling Dragoon" (tune, according to Orange Lark)
cf. "The Grand Templar's Song" (Masonic symbolism: Aaron's rod) and references there
NOTES: Within the Orange Lodges, "Purple Marksman" refers to one of the Master degree, above "Orange" and "Orange Marksman," of the Orange Institution (source: "The Formation of the Orange Order 21st September 1795" in the anti-Orange Evangelical Truth at NIreland.com site).
OrangeLark has no comment on the code. The song says "if you want to know the secret, go search and you'll see." - BS
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