In sixteen hundred and forty one those Fenians formed a plan|
To massacre us Protestants down by the River Bann
To massacre us Protestants and not to spare a man
But to drive us down like a heard of swine into the River Bann.
2. Brave Porter fell a victim, because he did intend
3. A lady living in Loughgall and with her children five
4. But O they would not hear her cry, they placed her on the ground
5. And after having tortured her to a pain she could not stand
6. At least the hundred faithful souls in Portadown were slain
7. King William soon came after him and planted at the Boyne
At Trinity College, Dublin, there are volumes of depositions which bear witness to a time when savagery and mercilessness prevailed. It must be noted that most of the townsfolk were not "put to the sword"; but rather died when left with no food, clothing, or adequate shelter. They simply perished in the Irish winter.
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