Annotation:Men of Garvagh (The)

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MEN OF GARVAGH, THE. AKA - "March of the Men of Garvagh." Irish, Air (whole time). C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). One part. Garvagh is a town in County Derry, northern Ireland. The song is a Victorian era Protestant, Unionist anthem that begins:

We're marching, marching thro' Garvagh Town,
We're ready to fight for Queen and Crown;
If any man won't we'll knock him down,
We're the gallant boys of Garvagh.
O, proudly, proudly the drums will beat,
As we march down thro' Garvagh Street;
For the pipers' music it's sounding sweet,
In the ears of the men of Garvagh.

The melody bears some general likeness to "Perry's Victory (1)."

Additional notes

Printed sources : - JIFSS, No. 13, 1913; p. 29.

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