“The Aughalee Heroes”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Hayward-Ulster); mid-19C? (Zimmermann)
Keywords: pride Ireland political
Found in: Ireland


Orangemen from County Antrim march from Portadown to Lurgan celebrating the anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne. They are greeted like heroes "that soon made the rebels subdue." At Aughalee the brandy flows with toasts to the boys or King William.

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  1. Zimmermann 98, "The Aughalee Heroes" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Hayward-Ulster, pp. 127-128, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text)
  3. OrangeLark 23, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Graham, p. 10, "The Aughalee Heroes" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Roud #6546
  6. BI, Zimm098