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Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.

  1. Ho, by my soul it is the Talbot,
    And he will cut all the English throat.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  2. Though by my soul the English do prate,
    The law’s on their side and Christ knows what.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  3. But if dispense do come from the Pope,
    We’ll hang Magna Carta and them on a rope.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  4. And the good Talbot is made a Lord,
    And he with brave lads is coming abroad.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  5. Who all in France have taken a swear,
    That they will have no Protestant Heir.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  6. Oh, but why does he stay behind?
    Ho, by my soul ‘tis a Protestant wind.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  7. Now Tyrconnel is coming ashore,
    And we shall have commissions galore.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  8. And he that will not go to Mass,
    Shall turn out and look like an ass.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  9. Now, now the heretics all go down,
    By Christ and St Patrick the nation’s our own.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  10. There was an old prophecy found in a bog,
    That we should be ruled by an ass and a dog.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
  11. Now the old prophecy has come to pass,
    Talbot’s a dog, Tyrconnel’s the ass.
    Ho, brother Teague, dost hear the decree? Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    That we shall have a new deputy. Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.
    Lero, lero, lilliburlero, Lilliburlero, bullen a la.