Initiation of a Brother, The
DESCRIPTION: "Welcome, brother, to our band; Welcome, brother, heart and hand; True, together we will stand, Or together fall. By brave Schomberg's martyr fame, By great William's glorious name, We are brethren still the same, Brethren one and all"
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (OrangeLark)
KEYWORDS: ritual nonballad
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OrangeLark 36, "Lines on the Initiation of a Brother" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [42 words]: The description is the complete text from OrangeLark. - BS
William III is of course William of Orange, and Schomberg is General Schomberg, killed at theBattle of the Boyne. For additional background, see the notes to "The Battle of the Boyne (I)." - RBW
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