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194 Songs That Every Child Should Know
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, etc.
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 procured
From our new faith's defender, And almost every day abjur'd
The Pope and the Pretender. And this is law, etc.
Th' illustrious house of Hanover,
And Protestant succession, To them I do aHegiance swear —
While they can hold possession; For in my faith and loyalty
I never more will falter, And George my lawful king shall be —
Until the times do alter. And this is law, etc.