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)."