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The National Music of America. 85
larity of the song. In fact, in this case, a musical composer may be credited with being one of the chief factors in a great revolution. The words ran as follows :
" Ho! broder Teague,1 dost hear de decree ? Lilliburlero, bullen a-la. Dat we shall have a new deputie, Lilliburlero, bullen a-la.
« Ho! by Saint Tyburn, it is de Talbote, And he shall cut all de Englishmen's troate. (Refrain.)
" Dough by my soul de English do praat De law's on dare side, and Creish knows what. (Refrain.)
" But if dispence do come from de pope, We'll hang Magna Charta and dem in a rope.
" For de good Talbote is made a lord, And wid brave lads is coming aboard.
" Who all in France have taken a sware, Dat dey will have no Protestant heir.
1 " Brother Teague" was then the nickname of the Irishman as " John Bull" is of the Englishman at present. The dialect of the song is absurdly un-Irish.
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