“Derry's Walls”


200 years ago "James and all his rebel band" were forced to retreat from Derry's Walls. "Blood did flow ... For many a winter's night." "At last, with one broadside Kind heaven sent them aid" and broke the seige. Now "we'll guard old Derry's Walls"

Historical references

  • Dec 7, 1688 - The "Apprentice Boys" close the Londonderry gates against Lord Antrim's "Redshanks"
  • Jul 28, 1689 - Browning's ships break the 105 day seige of Derry (source: Cecil Kilpatrick, "The Seige of Derry: A City of Refuge" at the Canada-Ulster Heritage site)

Cross references


  1. Graham, p. 4, "Derry's Walls" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Gra004


Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1895 (Graham)