Print This PagePrint This Page
The Orange and the Green

Oh it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

Oh my father was an Ulster man,
Proud Protestant was he
My mother was a Catholic girl
From county Cork was she

They were married in two churches
Lived happily enough
Until the day that I was born
And things got rather tough

Oh it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

Baptised by father Reiley
I was rushed away by car
To be made a little Orange Man
My father's shining star

I was christened David Anthony
But still in spite of that
To my father I was William
While my mother called me Pat

Oh it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

With my mother every Sunday
To Mass I'd proudly stroll
Then after that the Orange Lodge
Would try to save my soul

For both sides tried to claim me
But I was smart because
I'd play the flute or play the harp
Depending where I was

Oh it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

One day me ma's relations
Came round to visit me
Just as my father's kinfolk
Were all sitting down to tea

We tried to smooth things over
But they all began to fight
And me being strictly neutral
I bashed everyone in sight

Oh it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

Now my parents never could agree
About my type of school
My learning was all done at home
That's why I'm such a fool

They both passed on god rest them
But left me caught between
That awful color problem
Of the orange and the green

Oh it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

Yes it is the biggest mixup that you have ever seen
My father, he was Orange, and my mother, she was Green.

Make your own free website on Tripod.com