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ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
trunk, and now in the British Museum. Also reprinted in Wright's Political Ballads, p. 223.
5.  " A Countrey Song, intituled The Restoration, May, 1661. King's Pamph., vol. xx., fol.; and Wright's Political Ballads, p. 265. Commencing—
" Come, come away,                                  The vicar is glad,
To the temple and pray,                          The clerk is not sad,
And sing with a pleasant strain;              And the parish cannot refrain
The schismatick's dead,                           To leap and rejoice,
The Liturgy's read,                            _ And lift up their voice,
And the King enjoycs his own again. That the King enjoyes his own again."
6.  "The Jubilee; or The Coronation Day," from Thomas Jordan's Royal Arbor of Loyal Poesie, 12mo., 1664. As this consists of only two stanzas, and the copy of the book, which is now in the possession of Mr. Payne Collier, is probably unique, they are here subjoined:—
" Let every man with tongue and pen         All that do tread on English earth
Rejoice that Charles is come agen,            Shall live in freedom, peace, and mirth;
To gain his sceptre and his throne,          The golden times are come that we
And give to every man his own :              Did one day think we ne'er should see :
Let all men that be,                                Protector and Rump
Together agree,                                      Did put us in a dump,
And freely now express their joy :            When they their colours did display;
Let your sweetest voices bring                 But the time is come about,
Pleasant songs unto the King,                  We are in, and they are out,
To crown his Coronation day.                  By King Charles his Coronation day."
" 7. " The Loyal Subject's Exultation for the Coronation of King Charles the Second." Printed for F. Grove, Snow Hill.
8. "Monarchy triumphant; or, The fatal fall of Rebels," from 120 Loyal Songs, 1684 ; or 180 Loyal Songs, 1685 and 1694. Commencing— " Whigs are now such precious things, All roar, ' God bless and save the King,' We see there's not one to be found ; And the health goes briskly all day round." In Dr. Dibdin's Decameron, vol. iii., a song called " The King enjoys his fight," is stated to be in the folio MS., which belonged to Dr. Percy.
Ritson mentions another, of which he could only recollect that the concluding lines of each stanza, as sung by " an old blind North-country crowder," were—'■' " Away with thi3 cursed Rebellion !                   It was a happy day,
Oh! the 29th of May,                   When the King did enjoy his own again."
In the novel of Woodstock, Sir Walter Scott puts the last three lines into the mouth of Wildrake, who is represented as perpetually singing, " The King shall enjoy his own again."
It was not used exclusively as a Jacobite air, for many songs are extant which were written to it in support of the House of Hanover; such as—
1.  "An excellent new ballad, call'd Illustrious George shall come," in A Pill to purge State Melancholy, vol i., 3rd. edit., 1716.
2.  " Since Hanover is come: a new song." And—
3.  " A song for the 28th of May, the birth-day of our glorious Soyereign,







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