The Bonny Green Flag

H. DE MARSA. DEALER IN SONGS TOY BOOKS &C. No. 54 CHATHAM. N.Y.

The Bonny Green Flag.

There was glorious times, on St. Patrick’s day,
When the boys all turned out from over the way,
With their Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green,
With their Bonny Green Flag, and their hearts in a glow!
For, faith! they’re the boys to make a big show:
And, sure, such a sight New-York had ne’er seen,
As the Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green!

There are many around don’t know what they’re at,
When they laugh and they jeer and make game of poor Pat,
With his Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green;
There are others, you know, oft tell a big lie,
When they say that the Irish need not apply;
But when soldiers they want in the front, there is seen
The Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green!

There are many come here, do nothing but grieve:
When if they stopt at home. they’d get a ticket of leave—
Without a Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green.
There are others, you know and it’s well understood,
They come here alone for their Country’s good..
But, for his own good, Pat in this land is seen—
With his Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green.

Here’s to the Bonny Green Flag! and long may it wave,
With the Stars and the Stripes, in the land of the brave,
With the Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green!
And, at no distant day, it will, once more, float free
On that dear little Island over the sea….
When brave boys and fair girls dancing jigs will be seen,
With the Sprig of Shillalah and Shamrock so green!..

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