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674                                  ENGLISH SONG AND BALLAD MUSIC.
'Tis not owning a whimsical name
That will prove a man loyal or just; Let him fight for his country's fame,
Be impartial at home, if in trust; 'Tis this that proves him an honest soul; His health we'll drink in a brimful bowl; Then leave off all debate, No confusion create: Here's a health to all honest men !
When a company's honestly met, With intent to be jolly and gay,
Their drooping souls for to whet, And drown the fatigues of the day,
What madness it is thus to dispute,
When neither side can his man confute! When you've said what you dare, You're but just where you were : Here's a health to all honest men !
Then agree, ye true Britons, agree ; Never quarrel about a nickname ; Let your enemies tremblingly see
That an Englishman's always the same. For our king and our church, our laws and
right, Let's lay by all feuds, and straight unite. O then, why care a fig Who's a Tory or Whig? Here's a health to all honest men !

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