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W.Walker's Peace Egg Chapbook - 1840-1877
Waterstock, Oxfordshire play - 1914

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1. room room brave gallants give us room to sport  
2. for in this room we wish for to resort  
3. resort and to repeat you our merry rhyme  
4. for remember good sirs this is christmas time  
5. the time to cut up goose pies now doth appear  
6. so we are come to act our merry christmas here  
7. at the sound of the trumpet and beat of the drum  
8. make room brave gentlemen and let our actors come  
9. we are the merry actors that traverse the street  
10. we are the merry actors that fight for our meat  
11. we are the merry actors that show pleasant play  
12. step in saint george thou champion and clear the way step in king george and clear the way
13. i am saint george who from old england sprung  
14. my famous name throughout the world hath rung  
15. many bloody deeds and wonders have i made known  
16. and made the tyrants tremble on their throne  
17. i followed a fair lady to a giant s gate  
18. confined in dungeon deep to meet her fate  
19. then i resolved with true knight errantry  
20. to burst the door and set the prisoner free  
21. when a giant almost struck me dead  
22. but by my valour i cut off his head  
23. i ve searched the word all round and round  
24. but a man to equal me i never found  
25. i am a valiant soldier and slasher is my name i am a valiant soldier bold captain slasher is my name
26. with sword and buckler by my side i hope to win the game  
27. and for to fight with me i see thou art not able  
28. so with my trusty broad sword i soon will thee disable  
29. disable disable it lies not in thy power  
30. for with my glittering sword and spear i soon will thee devour  
31. stand off slasher let no more be said  
32. for if i draw my sword i m sure to break thy head  
33. how canst thou break my head  
34. since it is made of iron and my body s made of steel  
35. my hand and feet of knuckle bone i challenge thee to field  
36. alas alas my chiefest son is slain  
37. what must i do to raise him up again  
38. here he lies in the presence of you all  
39. i ll lovingly for a doctor call  
40. a doctor a doctor ten pounds for a doctor  
41. i ll go and fetch a doctor  
42. here i am sir here am i
43. are you the doctor  
44. yes that you may plainly see  
45. by my art and activity  
46. well what s your fee to cure this man  
47. ten pounds is my fee but jack if thou be an honest man i ll only take five of thee five pounds my pay but five pound ten i ll have out of thee
48. you ll be wondrous cunning if you get any  
49. well how far have you travelled in doctrineship  
50. from italy titaly high germany france and spain  
51. and now am returned to cure the diseases of old england again and now i ve come to my own country again
52. so far and no further  
53. o yes a great deal further  
54. how far  
55. from the fireside cupboard upstairs and into bed  
56. what diseases can you cure what deceases can you cure
57. all sorts  
58. what s all sorts  
59. the itch the stitch the palsy and the gout hilth pitth palsy and the gout
60. if a man get nineteen devils in his skull i ll cast twenty of them out  
61. i have in my pockets crutches for lame ducks  
62. spectacles and panniers for grasshoppers  
63. and plaisters for broken backed mice  
64. i cured sir harry of a nang nail almost fifty five yards long  
65. surely i can cure this poor man  
66. here jack take a little out of my bottle  
67. and let it run down thy throttle  
68. if thou be not quite slain  
69. rise jack and fight again rise up king george and fight again
70. o my back  
71. what s amiss with thy back  
72. my back is wounded  
73. and my heart is confounded  
74. to be struck out of seven senses into four score  
75. the like was never seen in old england before  
76. o hark saint george i hear the silver trumpet sound  
77. that summons us from off this bloody ground  
78. farewell saint george we can no longer stay  
79. down yonder is the way  
80. i am saint george that noble champion bold  
81. and with my trusty sword i won ten thousand pounds in gold  
82. twas i that fought the fiery dragon and brought him to the slaughter  
83. and by those means i won the king of egypt s daughter  
84. i am black prince of paradine born of high renown  
85. soon i will fetch saint george s lofty courage down  
86. before saint george shall be received by me  
87. saint george shall die to all eternity  
88. stand off thou black morocco dog or by my sword thou lt die  
89. i ll pierce thy body full of holes and make thy buttons fly  
90. draw out thy sword and slay  
91. pull out thy purse and pay  
92. for i will have recompense before i go away  
93. now prince of paradine where have you been  
94. and what fine sights pray have you seen  
95. dost think no man of thy age  
96. dares such a black as thee engage  
97. lay down thy sword take up to me a spear  
98. and i ll fight thee without dread or fear  
99. now prince of paradine is dead  
100. and all his joys entirely fled  
101. take him and give him to the flies  
102. let him no more come near my eyes  
103. i am the king of egypt as plainly doth appear  
104. i m come to seek my son my son and only heir  
105. he is slain  
106. who did him slay who did him kill  
107. and on the ground his precious blood did spill  
108. i did him slay i did him kill  
109. and on the ground his precious blood did spill  
110. please you my liege my honour to maintain  
111. had you been there you might have fared the same  
112. cursed christian what is this thou st done  
113. thou hast ruined me and slain my only son  
114. he gave me a challenge who now it denies  
115. how high he was but see how low he lies  
116. o hector hector help me with speed  
117. for in my life i never stood more need  
118. and stand not there with sword in hand  
119. but rise and fight at my command  
120. yes yes my liege i will obey  
121. and by my sword i hope to win the day sword and buckle by my side i hope to win the day
122. if that be he who doth stand there  
123. that slew my master s son and heir  
124. if he be sprung from royal blood  
125. i ll make it run like noah s flood  
126. hold hector do not be so hot  
127. for here thou know st not who thou st got for in this room you don t know who you ve got
128. for i can tame thee of thy pride  
129. and lay thine anger too aside  
130. inch thee and cut thee as small as flies  
131. and send thee over the sea to make mince pies  
132. mince pies hot and mince pies cold  
133. i ll send thee to black sam before thou rt three days old  
134. how canst thou tame thee of my pride  
135. and lay mine anger too aside  
136. inch me and cut me as small as flies  
137. send me over the sea to make mince pies  
138. mince pies hot and mince pies cold  
139. how canst thou send me to black sam before i m three days old  
140. since my head is made of iron my body s made of steel  
141. my hand and feet of knuckle bone i challenge thee to field  
142. i am a valiant knight and hector is my name  
143. many bloody battles have i fought and always won the same  
144. but from saint george i received this bloody wound  
145. hark hark i hear the silver trumpet sound  
146. down yonder is the way  
147. farewell saint george i can no longer stay  
148. here comes from post old bold ben  
149. why master did i ever take you to be my friend  
150. why jack did ever i do thee any harm  
151. thou proud saucy coxcomb begone  
152. a coxcomb i defy that name  
153. with a sword thou ought to be stabbed for the same  
154. to be stabbed is the least i fear  
155. appoint your time and place i ll meet you there  
156. i ll cross the water at the hour of five  
157. and i ll meet you there sir if i be alive  
158. here come i beelzebub  
159. and over my shoulders i carry my club  
160. and in my hand a dripping pan  
161. and i think myself a jolly old man  
162. and if you don t believe what i say and if you do n t believe just what i say
163. enter in devil doubt and clear the way  
164. here come i little devil doubt  
165. if you do not give me money i ll sweep you all out  
166. money i want and money i crave  
167. if you do not give me money i ll sweep you all to the grave  
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