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Comrades Stood as Comrades Should

Comrades stood as comrades should
For each other, for cause to fight
Man to man, as heros can
To fall is noble when what you fall for is right.

In time what to fall for to each man changed
Yeomanry now are the foe:
But the Volunteers now as United Irishmen stood
Scot, Saxon and Gael, all those years ago.

Brethern loyal to the Crown
Ammassed in rank on their own side
Across chequred shadows each army spilled their blood
Heros and villans on both sides died.

Royal Dublin Volunteers drum on display in the Masons Hall in Dublin. The Volunteers were originally set up to protect the island from imminent invasion, but in time due to the injustices in trade and social laws, the Volunteers saw many if not most take up arms with the United Irishment in 1798.
Royal Dublin Volunteers drum on display in the Masons Hall in Dublin. The Volunteers were originally set up to protect the island from imminent invasion, but in time due to the injustices in trade and social laws, the Volunteers saw many if not most take up arms with the United Irishment in 1798.

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