Stan Rogers - House of Orange CREDIT GOES TO: Gary Hine Am G F C I took back my hand, and I showed him the door Am Dm F No dollar of mine would I part with this day C Am F C For fueling the engine of a bloody cruel war Am F G In my forefathers' home far away; Am G F C Who fled the first famine wearing all that they owned Am Dm F Were called navigators, all ragged and torn, C Am F C And built the grand trunk here, and found a new home Am G C Wherever their children were born. Am G F C Their sons have no politics. None can recall Am Dm F Allegiance from long generations before C Am F C O'this or O'that name can't matter at all. Am F G Or be cause enough for to war. Am G F C And meanwhile, my babies are safe in their home Am Dm F Unlike their pale cousins who cower and cry C Am F C While kneecappers nail their poor dads to the floor Am G C And teach them to hate and to die. Am G F C It's those cruel beggars who spurn the fair coin Am Dm F The peace for their kids they could take at their will: C Am F C Since the day old king Billy prevailed at the Boyne Am F G They've bombed and they've maimed and they've killed. Am G F C Now they cry out for money, and wail at the door Am Dm F But home rule or republic, 'tis all of it shame; C Am F C And a curse for us here who want nothing of war. Am G C We're kindred in nothing but name. Am G F C All rights and all wrongs have long since blown away, Am Dm F For causes are ashes where children lie slain. C Am F C Yet the damned U.D.L. and the cruel I.R.A. Am F G Will tomorrow go murdering again. Am G F C But no penny of mine will I add to the fray Am Dm F "Remember the Boyne" they will cry out in vain, C Am F C For I've given my heart to the place I was born Am F G And forgiven the whole House of Orange; Am G C King Billy and the whole House of Orange.