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Oliver Cromwell Lyrics

Artist: Monty Python
Album: Sings

Spoken: The most interesting thing about King Charles the first is that he was 5 foot 6 inches tall at the start of his reign, but only 4 foot 8 at the end of it....becasue of....

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England PURITAN Born in 1599 and died in 1658 SEPTEMBER Was at first ONLY MP for Huntingdon BUT THEN He led the Ironside Cavalry at Marston Moor in 1644 and won Then he founded the new model army And praise be, beat the Cavaliers at Naisby And the King fled up North, like a bat to the Scots.

Spoken: But under the terms of John Pimm's Solemn league and covenant, the scots handed King Charles the first over to....

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England AND HIS WARTS Born in 1599 and died in 1658 SEPTEMBER But alas OY VAY! Disagreement then broke out BETWEEN The Presbyterian Parliament And the Military who meant To have an independent bent. And so ... The 2nd Civil War broke out And the Roundhead ranks Faced the Cavaliers at Preston banks And the King lost again, silly thing STUPID GIT

Spoken: And Cromwell sent Colonel Pride to purge the House of Commons of the Presbyterian Royalists, leaving behind only the rump Parliment

Which appointed a High Court at Westminster Hall To indict Charles I for ... tyranny OOOHHH! Charles was sentenced to death Even though he refused to accept That the court had ... jurisdiction SAY GOODBYE TO HIS HEAD. Poor King Charles laid his head on the block JANUARY 1649 Down came the axe, and ...

Spoken: In the silence that followed, the only sound that could be heard was a solitary giggle, from....

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England OLE Born in 1599 and died in 1658 SEPTEMBER Then he smashed IRELAND Set up the Commonwealth AND MORE He crushed the Scots at Worcester And beat the Dutch at sea In 1653 and then He dissolved the rump Parliament And with Lambert's consent Wrote the instrument of Government Under which Oliver was Protector at last
Comments/Interpretations
by DC Handgun Info on 5/5/2011 9:05am
Genius, pure genius. History lesson sung to Frédéric Chopin's Heroic Polonaise!


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