Derry's Walls

Sung to the tune of “God Bless the Prince of Wales“. The author of the lyrics is unknown.

Verse 1

The time has scarce gone round boys

Three hundred years ago

When Rebels on old Derry’s Walls

Their faces dare not show

When James and all his rebel band

Came up to Bishops Gate

With heart and hand and sword and shield

We forced them to retreat.



We’ll fight and don’t surrender

But come when duty calls,

With heart and hand and sword and shield

We’ll guard old Derry’s Walls.


Verse 2

When blood it flow in crimson streams

Through many a winter’s night

They knew the Lord was on their side

To help them in their fight

They Nobly stood upon the walls

Determined for to fight,

To fight and gain the victory

And raise the Crimson high;




Verse 3

At last, at last, with one broad side,

Kind heaven sent their aid,

The boom that crossed, The Foyle was broke

And James he was dismayed

The banner, boys, that floated

Was run aloft with joy,

God bless the hands that broke the boom,

And saved the Apprentice Boys!





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