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SONGS OF THE CAVALIERS

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RUPERT'S MARCH.

CARABINE slung, stirrup well hung,
Flagon at saddle-bow merrily swung ;
Toss up the ale, for our flag, like a sail,
Struggles and swells in the hot July gale.
Colours fling out, and then give them a shout-
We are the gallants to put them to rout.

Flash all your swords, like Tartarian hordes,
And scare the prim ladies of Puritan lords ;
Our steel caps shall blaze through the long sum-

mer days,
As we, galloping, sing our mad Cavalier lays.
Then banners advance! By the lilies of France,
We are the gallants to lead them a dance.

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