Catches, canons and drinking songs

to your rude health,

Text: The sham monarch of Spain,‥


The sham monarch of Spain,
with his bravo Vendôme,
made a brag and a bounce
they’d pursue Eugene home,
Eugene desired but one thing might be done,
before they pursued him they’d force him to run,
“For else should I suffer so great a disaster,
what account can I give to the Emperor my master?”
“As for that,” said the Monsieurs, “we’ll give you our words,
we’ll do’t by this light,” and so drew their swords,
“Two to one is odds,” said the Prince,
“but however to show you I’m no coward,
I’ll do my endeavour, you shan’t break your words,”
and so ordered the matter, they both ran away,
so forced him to run after.

Songs with this text:

Version 8e32e8d8d4ff87611fd1ef7b6f028a335f89012d (2021-10-22T17:00:34+01:00)