|An Ulster man I am proud to be,|
From the Antrim glens I come.
Although I labour by the sea,
I have followed flag and drum.
I have heard the martial tramp of men;
Ive seen them fight and die.
Ah! lads I well remember when
I followed Henry Joy.
2. I pulled my boat in from the sea,
|3. Alas, for Irelands cause we fought|
For home and sire we bled.
Though our arms were few, our hearts beat true
And five to one lay dead.
And many a lassie missed her lad
And mother mourned her boy,
For youth was strong in the dashing throng
That followed Henry Joy.
4. In Belfast town they built a tree