The 36th



Through cloud and mist that early morn,
1916 when they set off to the Somme,
Only the laughter and the cheers,
Who could notice all the doubts and tears of fear?
But brave men all they sailed away,
Though death lashed back from that battlefield,
Yet through their soul their not afraid
To fight with comrades of the 36th brigade.

What of the men who fought and died,
And followed Ulster?s flag from Theipval wood with pride,
And lift their heads and say with pride,
I fought with Ulster men on Flanders field that day.
Now written down in history,
Tells of the sacrifice they made for liberty,
And with their comrades they are laid
All the men of the 36th brigade.

Lay down their lives for their king and country,
The choice of freedom their reward for bravery,
And they were told that all Ulster men would be
Forever part of this land they fought to free
And all these promises were made
To the men of the 36th brigade.

And from the graveyard all the slain,
They once again reach out and played with Ulster men,
Don?t let these men have died in vain
This land is British and this right you should maintain.
So lift your glasses to the men who fought back then
And to the men who will defend this land again
And when all is said and done
Heres to Ulster and the 36th brigade.

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