“The Old Orange Tree”


King William brought the Orange tree and planted it near London "and frighten'd Popery." He took the plant with him to the Boyne where it frightened King James and his men. Winter cropped the tree but in spring it will flourish, and bloom on July 12.


For William of Orange and the Battle of the Boyne, see the notes to "The Battle of the Boyne (I)." - RBW


  1. OrangeLark 38, "The Old Orange Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, OrLa038


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1987 (OrangeLark)