“The Gates of Londonderry”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1895 (Graham)
Keywords: battle rescue death starvation Ireland patriotic youth


King James and all his Host" attack Derry "but vain were all their Popish arts, The Gates were shut by gallant hearts ...The 'Prentice Boys" "Red war, with fiery breath Cast pestilence and death" until "the gallant ship Mountjoy" broke the seige.

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  1. Graham, pp. 16-18, "The Gates of Londonderry" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Grah016