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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.