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350+ Song Lyrics With Sheet Music, Selected And Arranged By John Hullah.

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When royal James possess'd the crown,
And Popery came in fashion, The penal laws I hooted down,
And read the Declaration : The Church of Rome I found would fit
Full well my constitution ; And I had been a Jesuit,
But for the Revolution.
And this is law, &c.
When William was our king declar'd,
To ease the nation's grievance, With this new wind about I steer'd,
And swore to him allegiance. Old principles I did revoke,
Set conscience at a distance ; Passive obedience was a joke,
A jest was non-resistance.
And this is law, &c.
When royal Anne became our queen,
The Church of England's glory, Another face of things was seen,
And I became a Tory : Occasional conformists base,
I blam'd their moderation ; And thought the Church in danger was.
By such prevarication.
And this is law, &c.
When George in pudding-time came o'er,
And moderate men look'd big, Sir, My principles I chang'd once more,
And so became a Whig, Sir; And thus preferment I procur'd
From our new faith's-defender; And almost every day abjur d
The Pope and the Pretender. And this is law, &c.
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