The Glass was Just Timed

English Drinking Songs

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In this English Drinking Song written by Henry Purcell we get a dose of the political strife of Europe during the 17th century.


The glass was just tim’d to the critical hour.
When we heard the report of the guns of the Tower.

Thanks to kind Heaven who the blessing contriv’d,
No sooner we drank it but our monarch arriv’d.

The them let’s continue and our bumpers advance:
Success to old England, confusion to France!

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