When first the purple t'was given
'Twas on King Solomon's high temple throne
When first the purple 'twas given to man
'Twas on King Solomon's high temple throne.
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"Now come tell me darling, come
tell me joy,
Come tell me my true purple boy
What are those secrets you love so sweet?"
"I'm afraid those secrets, them I must keep."
Some love the mark, some love the blue,
But I would die for the scarlet too.
Those ribbon rascals I would defy
And I'd wear the colours till the day I die.
Now I wish I wish I were a man,
That I could join in your Orange band
Then all my sorrows would turn to joy
'Twould be rolling in the arms of my purple boy.
Now come all young girls that choose
Choose the purple boy, that's if you can.
For they're the ones that will love you best,
For they wear the mark on their left breast.