“The Three Flowers of Chivalry”


The soldiers in the Crimea are depressed, when three Irishmen spring up, recall their homes and sweethearts, and rally the troops. In battle the next day, the British are victorious, but the three heroes die

Historical references

  • 1853-1856 - Crimean War (Britain and France actively at war with Russia 1854-1855)


  1. SHenry H99, pp. 89-90, "The Three Flowers of Chivalry" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #8146
  3. BI, HHH099


Author: Andrew Orr
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection, from a book said to have been published c. 1865)
Keywords: soldier death
Found in: Ireland