A brief overview of the origin of the conflict in Ireland

A Dutchman called Prince William
And an Englishman King James,
Fell out and started feuding
And calling all the names.
It was for the throne of England
But for reasons not quite clear,
They came across to Ireland
To do their fighting here.
They had lots of Dutch and Frenchmen
And battalions and platoons,
Of Russians and of Prussians
And Bulgarian Dragoons.
And they politely asked the Irish
If they’d kindly like to join,
And the whole affair was settled at the battle of the Boyne.
Then William went to London
And James went off to France, and the whole kaboosh left Ireland
Without a backward glance.

And the poor abandoned Irish
Said goodbye to king and prince,
And went on with the fighting
And they’ve been at it ever since.

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