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chico Lyr Add: Victoria's Grand Coronation (2) Lyr Add: Victoria's Grand Coronation 30 May 07

AIR -- Roast beef of old England

    G            D          G          D
Rejoice now ye Britons and hail ye the day
          Em            Bm            A    7 D
That your Queen she was Crown'd in splendid array
    C                      G         C
All nations did send their homage to pay

   Am          D         G /D
At Victoria's grand Coronation,
    Am       D7    G   (key change: Em A &c)
Victoria for ever, huzza!

There was every thing done to enliven the scene
Each hand did play merrily "God save the Queen"
Every house was deck'd with laurel so green

On the day of our Queen's Coronation,
Victoria for ever, huzza!

Now the poor of the land it is glorious to hear
Did have roast beef and plumb pudding, old English cheer
And our Queen they did toast in full tankards of beer

Our Queen, like her Mother, it must be confess'd
Is always the first to relieve the distress'd
And the orphan and widow for ever will bless

You may talk of Queen Bess likewise of Queen Ann
But in history match our Young Queen if you can
For the good of her subjects she'll do all she can

So bless our young Queen's coronation,
Victoria for ever, huzza!

From the Great Magna Charta our Queen will not part
Nor let her subjects be stung by oppression's foul dart
For the meanest of Britons has a place in her heart
So welcome our Queen's Coronation,
Victoria for ever, huzza!

[1838. Imprint: Printed by T. Birt, 39, Great St. Andrew Street, Seven Dials. A new s[o]ng Victoria's coronation. Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901.]

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