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The shamrock, thistle and rose, song / Jimmy Houten, singing in English

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You sons of old Ireland old England and Scotland
They are the best men you can find
In peace and in war they are always together their equal hard for to find

They just work like brothers they help one another
And that’s how they conquer their foe
So long may they live to respect their dear emblems
The shamrock the thistle and the rose

So here’s to the Scotsmen who don’t love the thistle
And here’s to the Englishmen who don’t love the rose
And here’s to the true born sons of old Ireland
Who don’t love the land where the green shamrock grows

The Scotsman he boasts of Burns and of Wallace
And well he may boast of such men
For they proved themselves true to the heather and thistle
Their equal is hard for to find

They just work like brothers they help one another
And that’s how they conquer their foe
So long may they live to respect their dear emblems
The shamrock the thistle and the rose

The Englishmen boast of Sarsfield and Emmett
And well may they boast of such men
For they fought and defeated the French at Argyle
And they died there like true English men

So here’s to the Scotsmen who don’t love the thistle
And here’s to the Englishmen who don’t love the rose
And here’s to the true born sons of old Ireland
Who don’t love the land where the green shamrock grows
 

The shamrock, thistle and rose, song / Jimmy Houten, singing in English
ITMA Reference Number:688-ITMA-MP3
Main Performer: Jimmy Houten
Title:The shamrock, thistle and rose [sound recording] / Jimmy Houten, singing in English
Section:Sound Recordings
Recording Location:Brass Rail Bar, Buncrana, Co. Donegal
Recording Date:26 June 1992
Copyright:Performer and Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Physical Description:1 computer file (MP3 file, ca. 3 min.) : digital, stereo
Format:MP3
Subject:Ireland: Singing in English
Language:English
Corporate Author:Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle
Collection:Jimmy McBride Collection. Audio Cassette 180
URL:http://www.inishowensinging.ie
Roud Number:16111
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