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Lyr/Tune Add: The Orange Lily O!

John in Brisbane 12 May 99 - 04:02 AM
alison 12 May 99 - 04:23 AM
GUEST,James 31 Dec 04 - 10:07 AM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE ORANGE LILY O!
From: John in Brisbane
Date: 12 May 99 - 04:02 AM

Another new one. Regards, John

THE ORANGE LILY O!

And did you go to see the show,
Each rose and pink a dilly, O!
To feast your eyes, and view the prize,
Won by the Orange Lily, O!

Chorus

Heigh ho, the Lily, O!
The royal,loyal Lily,O
Beneath the sky, what flower can vie.
With Erin's Orange Lily, O!

2. The Viceroy there, so debonair,
Just like a daffadilly, O!
With Lady Clarke, Blithe as a lark,
Approached the Orange Lily, O!

3. Sir Charley too, looked, very blue,
While laughed Horse Master Billy, O!
To think his ex- a flower should vex
And that an Orange Lilly, O

4. A fairer flower, throughout the bower
He sought, but willy nilly, O!
With moistened eyes, he gave the prize
To Erin's Orange Lily, O!

5. The lowland field may roses yield,
Gay heaths the Highland hilly, O!
But high or low, no flower can show,
Like Erin's Orange Lily, O!

6. Let dandies fine in Bond Street shine,
Gay nymphs in Picadilly, O!
But fine or gay must yield the day
To Erin's Orange Lily, O!

7. The elated muse, to hear the news,
Jumped like a Connaught filly, O!
As gossip fame did loud proclaim
The triumph of the Lily,O!

8. Then come brave boys, and share her joys,
And toast the health of Willy, O!
Who bravely won, on Boyne's red shore,
The Royal Orange Lily, O!


The origins and meaning of this famous song are somewhat obscure. It could be a satire on the Emblems Act, which prohibited the wearing of something as simple as a flower.

MIDI file: oranlily.mid

Timebase: 120

TimeSig: 4/4 24 8
Key: C
Tempo: 080 (750000 microsec/crotchet)
Start
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End

This program is worth the effort of learning it.

To download the March 10 MIDItext 98 software and get instructions on how to use it click here

ABC format:

X:1
T:The Orange Lily - O
M:4/4
Q:1/4=80
K:C
EDC2E2G,2|A,B,C3DC2|E2D3EFE|DCE2A,2A,2|EDC2E2G,2|
A,B,C3DC2|cBA2G2AB|cGE2C2C2|-C2A2B2c2|-cEF3GA2|
-AED3EFE|DCE2A,2A,2|EDC2E2G,2|A,B,C3DC2|cBA2G2AB|
cGE2C2C2||


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Subject: RE: LYR/MUS ADD:The Orange Lily-O
From: alison
Date: 12 May 99 - 04:23 AM

Hi John,

According to the notes in "The Poolbeg Book of Irish Ballads"(Sean Mcmahon). It is about "Innocent flower, Lilium bulbiferum, which has become a political symbol.A rougher version may be heard in July throughout the marching season."

If I remember rightly the orange lilies bloomed around the 12th of July. (but then, so they should.. it's summer.)

Slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: LYR/MUS ADD:The Orange Lily-O
From: GUEST,James
Date: 31 Dec 04 - 10:07 AM

The shores of the Boyne river were awash with Orange Lillys on the morning of the Battle of the Boyne.


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