“The Sash My Father Wore (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1895 (Graham)
Keywords: clothes Ireland derivative nonballad patriotic father

Description

The singer is "a loyal Orangeman, just come across the sea." He loves to sing and dance and -- on the Twelfth -- wear his father's sash. He is returning to Dromore but he hopes to come back again to be welcomed by his brethren.

Notes

Searching the web for an "accepted" text I found both versions I and II. The text of this version is very close to that of "The Hat My Father Wore," sharing many lines in each verse and substituting Orange references for Green. - BS

Cross references

References

  1. Graham, p. 21, "The Sash My Father Wore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Grah021