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1778.
This satirical song, entitled, " The Halcyon Days of Old Eng­land, or the wisdom of administration demonstrated ; adapted to the tune of 'Ye Medley of Mortals,'" was written in England, and pub­lished in the London Evening Post, during the early part of the year seventeen hundred and seventy-eight. It was soon copied into the papers friendly to the cause of Liherty, throughout the American colonies, and became a great favorite, both in the camp, and by tho firesides of the patriots.
THE HALCYON DAYS OF OLD ENGLAND.1
Give ear to my song, I'll not tell you a story; This is the bright era of Old England's glory ! And though some may think us in pitiful plight, I'll swear they're mistaken, for matters go right!
Sing tantararara, wise all, wise all,
Sing tantararara, wise all.






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