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King Charles in his Coffin. Think'st thou base slave, though in my grave,
Like other men I lie 1 My sparkling fame and royal name
Can, as thou wishest, die ? Know, caitiff, in my son I live
(The Black Prince call'd by some), And he shall ample vengeance give
On those that did me doom.
The People in the Pit. Suppress'd, depress'd, involv'd in woes,
Great Charles, thy people be, Basely deceiv'd with specious shows-
By those that murther'd thee. We are enslav'd to tyrants' hests,
Who have our freedom won : Our fainting hope now only rests
On thy succeeding son, &c.
This tune is contained in The Dancing Master of 1670, and in every subsequent edition; in 180 Loyal Songs, 1685 and 1694; in Pills to purge Melancholy (ii. 18, and iii. 65,1707) ; in The Village Opera, and other ballad-operas.
A copy of the ballad from -which the tune derives its name is in Mr. Hallivfell's Collection, and the first stanza is here printed to the tune. " Cavalilly " means " Cavalier."

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