Maiden City, The
DESCRIPTION: Derry is the Maiden City, threatened in 1688. Her defenders shouted "No Surrender" and vowed Derry "should be a Maiden still." She rejected "a Kingly wooer" and her defenders won a terrible battle. "The Maiden on her throne boys, Shall be a Maiden still"
AUTHOR: Charlotte Elizabeth (source: Hayes)
EARLIEST DATE: 1987 (OrangeLark)
KEYWORDS: battle Ireland patriotic
REFERENCES (2 citations):
OrangeLark 39, "The Maiden City" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL:Edward Hayes, The Ballads of Ireland (Boston, 1859 (reprint of 1855 London edition)), Vol I, p. 278, "The Maiden City"
cf. "The Shutting of the Gates of Derry" (subject: The Siege of Derry) and references there
NOTES [22 words]: For background on the Siege of (London)derry, see the notes to "The Shutting of the Gates of Derry" as well as "No Surrender (I)." - RBW
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