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A Song for the Stanleys

On the battlefield of Towton

We were rearmost of the rear

We were tasked to guard the baggage

And to keep the exits clear

But when the foe was vanquished

And ran away in frantic fear

We charged right in (We charged right in)

We charged right in (We charged right in)

We showed them we’re the bold Stanleys

 

When King Edward crossed the Channel

To take the Frenchies by the throat

We were last men at the muster

And we nearly missed the boat

But when Louis offered friendship

With big pensions and fat bribes

We charged right in (We charged right in)

We charged right in (We charged right in)

We showed them we’re the bold Stanleys

 

At Bosworth we were wary,

And avoided either pack

We considered prompt withdrawal

As things were looking rather black

But when we saw a golden moment

To stab our sovereign in the back

We charged right in (We charged right in)

We charged right in (We charged right in)

We showed him we’re the bold Stanleys

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5 thoughts on “A Song for the Stanleys

  1. viscountessw on said:

    Wonderful! An excellent dissection of those slippery swine!!! (Well, the 15th-century lot – have to be careful, my grandchildren are Stanleys!!!)

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  2. jay on said:

    ‘sans changer’ indeed!

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  3. This is confused garbage. Sorry, but it is.

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  4. So who is credited with composing this? And is there a recognizable tune to sing it to? May want to share this at our next party!

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