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The Four Champions of Great Britain - 1879-1884
The White Boys [Isle of Man] 1845

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1. good morrow friends and neighbours all  
2. once more we re glad to meet you  
3. may joy and peace each one befall  
4. and a merry christmas greet you  
5. kind hearts can make december blithe as may  
6. and in each morrow find a new year s day  
7. good morrow good morrow tis a glorious time  
8. may the day be as merry as a wedding chime  
9. may you know no sorrow nor grief s sad tear  
10. in this season of mirth and happy new year  
11. i m saint george of england as noble valiant knight  
12. as e er drew sword in honour s cause  
13. or did for lady fight  
14. read in old stories and there you shall see  
15. how valiantly i made the dragon flee  
16. when many hardy strokes i dealt  
17. and could not pierce his hide  
18. i ran my sword up to the hilt  
19. in at the dragon s side  
20. by which i did his life destroy  
21. which cheer d the drooping king  
22. and caused a universal joy  
23. and peals of bells did ring  
24. i m the king of egypt and hope none will deny  
25. this wondrous act of bold saint george  
26. for which i testify  
27. and here is the princess sabrina fair my tender loving daughter  
28. twas in her cause that brave saint george he did the dragon slaughter  
29. the top o the mornin to yes all i m saint patrick of ould ireland  
30. and whin unto that land i wint twas a beautiful but dire land  
31. twas filled with sarpints toads an frogs  
32. an all sorts ov ugly varmin  
33. i chased thim over hills an bogs wi me pray rs an shillellah sarmin  
34. an ivver since that happy day the lands bin rid o the evil  
35. och wira sthru och hullabaloo for i sint them to the divil  
36. long live the fame of saint patrick s name for his deeds deserve no scorning  
37. and the happiest day that ireland knows is saint patrick s day in the morning  
38. and i m saint andrew fra the north  
39. the land o bonnie scotland o  
40. where oatmeal cakes mak men of worth  
41. an lovely spankin lassies o  
42. the land o thistles rock an dike o hardy men an heroes o  
43. for scotland s sons know how to strike wi dagger an wi claymore o  
44. sound the trumpet praise saint andrew s name for scotland s patron saint shall be  
45. shrin d within the honour s claim of all her glory s destiny  
46. and last but not the least am i  
47. of taffy s land the patron saint  
48. i m here all foes for to defy  
49. and those who taffies falsely paint  
50. tis but mean prejudice you know  
51. that gainst the welshman s name doth throw  
52. the taffy hue and cry  
53. full many a well fought battle s told  
54. the welsh are noble brave and bold  
55. and still can fight and die  
56. praise praise to saint david then  
57. and all the tribes of brave welshmen  
58. whom fools do but belie  
59. for english chroniclers do tell  
60. that welshmen fought and fought full well  
61. a fact none can deny  
62. kind friends and neighbours all you see we are a gallant band  
63. the fight for england s honour free here now we take our stand  
64. and four such noble knights as these no more announcing needs  
65. but if you ll pay attention please they ll show their wondrous deeds  
66. i challenge all my country s foes  
67. and i ll assist wid mighty blows  
68. and you shall find me ready too  
69. odds blud and i as well as you  
70. ha ha ha ha ho ho ho ho  
71. if we have the good luck to meet with a foe  
72. we ll wrangle and jangle  
73. and strangle and mangle  
74. and kill him all over  
75. and send him to clover  
76. how brave st denys what mission brings you here  
77. come you as foe or do you hail as friend  
78. in either case i ll knightly courtesy lend  
79. i heard you vaunt and so am come to try  
80. if you can fight as boldly as defy  
81. i m sorry for it for though both our trades  
82. are to lead men gainst where the foe invades  
83. i d rather have you friend and ally be  
84. than to cross swords with you as enemy  
85. saint george gainst you i ve nought  
86. but as patron saint my country s cause i hold  
87. and shield the glory which her name doth fold  
88. so be it then  
89. britons can fight that well your country knows  
90. and long have been tough and hardy foes  
91. we ve thrashed you often and can do again  
92. while hearts of oak in england s isle remain  
93. i m ready knight  
94. even unto the death with you to fight  
95. and i the same this solid earth shall part  
96. ere hand grows weak or i find want of heart  
97. yield gallic saint  
98. oh don t saint george don t kill him  
99. unless he yields his sacred blood i ll spill him  
100. leave me sabrina women in these affairs  
101. should never meddle but mind domestic cares  
102. yet for your sake i ll end the unsought strife  
103. that s if he yields if not he loses life  
104. answer st denys upon your honour true  
105. say do you yield  
106. upon my word i do  
107. enough take up your sword and go your way  
108. hold braggart hold hold hold i say  
109. by all that s fair and honest who are these  
110. friends if you like or foes if you please  
111. what all against me and my little isle  
112. yes all  
113. well i declare you make me smile  
114. you re jesting surely or mean to crush me quite  
115. such is our aim and would be our delight  
116. no doubt no doubt but you to be my foe  
117. i think that we were friends some time ago  
118. i guess we were but now that thought s too late  
119. your mad blind old king george but made us hate  
120. the very name of britisher an so  
121. i m your tarnation and eternal foe  
122. and you learn d germany you least of all  
123. did i expect upon me thus to fall  
124. ye come like dauntless robbers bold  
125. or wolves at night upon the poor sheep fold  
126. what want ye  
127. to smash you  
128. hash you  
129. dash you  
130. to pounce upon and soundly thrash you  
131. is there no hope for me  
132. i guess not  
133. not even the shadow of a chance you ve got  
134. so give in  
135. to what we ask  
136. deliver and for gibraltar i ll bless the giver  
137. this is amusing is there ought else you want  
138. you ask so civilly that i m sure to grant  
139. i want canada to which you have no right  
140. and which you won by stratagem not might  
141. good brother jonathan i will not yield  
142. what i by arms won on the battle field  
143. oh stars and stripes but you re mighty cheeky  
144. i cannot stoop to talk to you more meekly  
145. you think you re clever but you re a noodle  
146. and can t git over me yankee doodle  
147. you re named john bull and you re a bully  
148. i guess you understand me  
149. yes fully  
150. but learn that for you not the least i care  
151. and scorn you as i do yon russian bear  
152. aha my friend you are indeed most pert you  
153. i hope my treading on your corns won t hurt you  
154. but i want india  
155. your game s too high mate  
156. my country s cold i want a warmer climate  
157. then go below you ugly russian bear  
158. or say the word and i ll send you there  
159. no thank you sir  
160. and you germany  
161. i and your ships and pow r upon the sea  
162. why that you ll never have so clear away  
163. lest that i leave you for the wolves a prey  
164. out of my sight  
165. indeed i won t so there  
166. with all this help your power i dare  
167. hearken ye cut throats all ye seek or want  
168. my heart and pride will never let me grant  
169. you ll have to fight  
170. i need no inviting  
171. i m on you like a greased flash o lightning  
172. and so am i  
173. and i  
174. and i as well as they your pow r defy