Lilliburlero
by
Thomas Wharton

 

Ho, brother Teague, dost hear de decree,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
Dat we shall have a new deputy?
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.

Chorus:
Lero, lero, lilliburlero,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Lero, lero, lilliburlero,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.

Ho, by my shoul, it is de Talbot,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
And he will cut all de English throat.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

Though, by my shoul, de English do prate,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
De law's on their side and Creish knows what,
Lillilburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

But if dispense do come from de Pope,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
We'll hang Magna Carta and dem in a rope.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

And de good Talbot is made a Lord,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
And he with brave lads is coming abroad,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

Who in all France have taken a swear,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
Dat they will have no Protestant heir,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

O, but why does he stay behind?
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
Ho, by my shoul, 'tis a Protestant wind!
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

Now Tyrconnel is come ashore,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
And we shall have comissions galore.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

And he dat will not go to Mass,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
Shall turn out and look like an ass.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

Now, now de heretics all go down,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
By Creish and St. Patrick, de nation's our own.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

Dere was an old prophesy found in a bog,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
Dat Ireland should be rul'd by an ass and a dog.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

Dat prophesy's true and now come to pass,
Lilliburlero, bullen a la,
For Talbot's de dog and Tyrconnel's de ass.
Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Chorus

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