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Ye Bishops and Curates, Priests, Deacons, and
Vicars,                                              [true,
When once you have tasted, you'll own it is
That Nottingham ale is the best of all liquors,
And none understand what is good like to
you.                                                [paper,
It dispels ev'ry vapour, saves pen, ink, and
For, when you've a mind in the pulpit to
rail,                                    [without notes,
'Twill open your throats, you may preach
When inspir'd with a bumper of Nottingham
Chorus. Nottingham ale, boys, &c. [ale.
Ye Doctors, who more execution have done,
With powder and potion, and bolus and pill, Than hangman with halter, or soldier with gun, Or miser with famine, or lawyer with quill; To despatch us the quicker, you forbid us malt liquor, Till our bodies consume, and our faces grow pale; Let him mind you who pleases—what cures all disease is A comforting glass of good Nottingham ale. Chorus. Nottingham ale, boys, &c.
This march is contained in The Dancing Master of 1690, and in every sub­sequent edition. In the earlier of the above-named it is entitled The Garter, and in the later, King James's March, or The Grarter.

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