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REIGN OF QUEEN ANNE TO GEOKGIE II.
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DBRRY DOWN. To this air George Alexander Stevens wrote the song of Liberty Sail, which is printed in The Muses' Delight, 1757, and in hi3 Collection of Songs, 1772. ft was introduced in Midas, 1764, and is now well known as the tune of George Colman's song, " Lodgings for Single Gentlemen," contained in his My Night Q-own and Slippers, and in Broad Grins. The song of Liberty Hall begins thus:—
" Old Homer,—but with him what have we to do ? What are Grecians or Trojans to me or to you ? Such heathenish heroes no more I'll invoke, Choice spirits, assist me ! attend, hearts of oak ! Down a down down, down a down down, Down a down down derry, down a down down."
| The first verse of Colman's Song is here printed with the tune.
Will Waddle, whose temper was studious and lonely,
Hir'd lodgings that took Single Gentlemen only;
But Will was so fat, he appear'd like a ton,—
Or like two single gentlemen roll'd into one. Down a down, &c.







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