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Thread #166569   Message #4006385
Posted By: Long Firm Freddie
29-Aug-19 - 11:02 AM
Thread Name: Regicide songs
Subject: RE: Regicide songs
The Horrible Histories TV programme had a song that explained the viewpoint of both sides:

The English Civil War Song

We are the Roundheads, we donít want kings no more,
Thatís why we started the English civil war.
People say weíre no fun, but we disagree,
Especially when explaining, parliamentary democracy.
We are particularly excited by the notions of jurisprudenceÖ

Thatís enough dullness, weíre the Cavalier crew,
Supporting King Charles, & everything that heíll do.
Puritans bore us, itís really a crime,
When your parliamentary business cuts our partying time.

Roundheads, soundheads, keep the music down heads,
Rules and regulations led, dull but fair.
Cavaliers three cheers, wackier head gears,
We love to boogie with our peers. Unfair? Donít care!

I am the king, I can do what I like,
Start up a war, or a big tax hike.
Got a French wife, sheís a Catholic.

O law!
Really, King Charles, weíre not quite sure!

Insolence! Is that how you talk to the Crown,
I am the King, Iíll just close Parliament down.

Iíll think you find, thatís in breach of due process.
Hereís what we say to that (spit) Now clear up this mess!

Roundheads, soundheads, witches should be drowned heads,
Donít believe in crowned heads, Parliamentís our thing.
Cavaliers three cheers, your superiors,
Weíre all toffs who cry ĎHere, Hereí & ĎGod Save The Kingí.
(Thatís me!)

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Cavaliers! Roundheads! The English Civil War!
Why is it called Ďcivilí? May I kill you, please? Sure!

Love civil wars, to be fought on this land,
If I get to power, Christmas will be banned.

No chance Cromwell, victory will be mine,
Youíll never pass a ban on mince pies & mulled wine.

Thatís what you think, just wait ítil youíre caught,
Iíll also scrap theatre, music & sport.
Your pathetic war will finish even before itís begun,
Weíve taken Charles prisoner, the Roundheads have won!

(Oh!)

Victory three cheers, Cavaliers in tears,
No power for years, Iím the leader of the pack!
Charles head Roundhead, hurrah now the kingís dead,
Sins binned, instead a righteous track

(But weíll be back!)

LFF

PS They also did one about Charles II - the video is on YouTube:

Charles II