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Ho ! by my shoul it is de Talbot, And he will cut all de English throat; Tho', by my shoul, de English do praat, De law's on dare side, and Creish knows what. But, if dispence do come from de Pope, [rope. We'll hang Magna Charta and demselves in a And de good Talbot is made a lord, And he with brave lads is coming aboard, Who all in France have tauken a sware,
Dat dey will have no Protestant heir.
O, but why does he stay behind ?
Ho ! by my shoul, 'tis a Protestant wind.
Now Tyrconnel is come ashore,
And we shall have commissions gillore ;
And he dat will not go to mass
Shall turn out, and look like an ass.
Now, now de hereticks all go down, [own.
ByTJreish and St. Patrick, de nation's our
The following four lines are added to the song in The Muses' Farewell to Popery and Slavery, but are printed separately in State Poems, and entitled " An Irish Prophecy:"
" There was an old prophecy found in a bog, That Ireland should be rul'd by an ass and a dog. The prophecy's true, and now come to pass, For Talbot's a dog, and Tyrconnel's an ass."
In some later copies, the credit of being the ass is transferred to King James.
The following version of the tune is more generally adopted in the present day. Three stanzas of a song in praise of the ale of Nottingham, or Newcastle (for it is printed both ways), are adapted to it. A copy in praise of Newcastle ale is in the Roxburghe Collection, iii. 421; and one giving the credit to Nottingham is on a broadside with music, now before me. The tune is copied from the latter.

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