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The Sash Me Father Wore

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The Sash Me Father Wore chords and lyrics-Irish Ballad- The video is by Liam Clancy, also recorded by The Wolfe Tones.

THE SASH ME FATHER WORE (Wolfe Tones) 4/4 (Capo on 5th fret)



Oh it was old and it was beautiful

                            Am7         G

and the colours they were fine,


it was warm and very ???

C                         Am         C  

Enniskillen (???) and the Boyne.


Oh me father often wore it

                        Am       G

in the bygone days of yore


and it’s on the twelth I loved to wear

      C               G     C

the sash me father wore.



G                                                          C

On the green, grassy slopes of the Boyne

G                                                                         C

Where King Billy and his band fought and died (???, the day???)

                                    Am           F

They fought for the glory of religion (where?!?)

C                                    G                    C

On the green, grassy slopes of the Boyne.


It was on the banks of the river Boyne

the raging battle blazed,

two foreign Kings were fighting for

the English throne they claimed.

Now James was backed by Louis of France

which gave the Irish hope

of regaining their land and liberty

while King Billy was backed by the pope.


Now the armies faced across the Boyne

the cannon, kings and ???

two foreign kings were struggling for

the right  to England’s throne.

Then James the coward he ran away

and left the battle scene.

The Jacobeans wore no white cockade

While the Billyboys wore their green.


Now these days are gone and it’s time to forget

The fights fought long ago.

King Billy and James are in their graves

Where you can’t felt friend from foe.

So let’s beat again on the slopes of the Boyne

and view the sash so fine.

Then it’s forward we look and united we will be

when there’s no more border line.

Another Version Of The Sash
Sure l'm an Ulster Orangeman, from Erin's isle I came,
To see my British brethren all of honour and of fame,
And to tell them of my forefathers who fought in days of yore,
That I might have the right to wear, the sash my father wore!
Chorus: It is old but it is beautiful, and its colours they are fine
It was worn at Derry, Aughrim, Enniskillen and the Boyne.
My father wore it as a youth in bygone days of yore,
And on the Twelfth I love to wear the sash my father wore.
Chorus For those brave men who crossed the Boyne
have not fought or died in vain Our Unity, Religion,
Laws, and Freedom to maintain, If the call should come
we'll follow the drum, and cross that river once more
That tomorrow's Ulsterman may wear the sash my father wore!
Chorus And when some day, across the sea to Antrim's shore you come,
We'll welcome you in royal style, to the sound of flute and drum
And Ulster's hills shall echo still, from Rathlin to Dromore
As we sing again the loyal strain of the sash my father wore!


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