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Suggested air:  [545Notation]

In the days when George the Third was king,  [Note 545.1]
Of which we've heard so much,
About the poor folk eating beef,
And drinking ale and such;
The poor man was unfettered then,
And always had his fling,
I wish those days would come again,
When George the Third was king.
(repeat  "When George the Third was king." to fit suggested air)

Chorus. When George the Third was king, my boys,
                When George the Third was king,
                Ah! those were jolly times, my boys,
                When George the third was king
                (repeat  "When George the Third was king." to fit suggested air)

In the days when George the Third was king,
The gentlemen would give
Roasted Oxen all away,
To help the poor to live,
That was instead of poor rates
And a great deal better thing,
They had no need of workhouses┬╣,
When George the Third was king.

In the days when George the Third was king,
'Fore Stevenson was born;  [Note 545.2]
When coaches did not run by steam-
But by horses they were drawn,
They had us (sic) blue policemen then,
They needed no such thing;
For there was no garrotters┬╣,
When George the Third was king.

In the days when George the Third was king,
Before game laws were made, [Note 545.3]
There lived some honest dealing folk,
Who called a spade a spade,
A poor man could shoot a hare,
Or bird upon the wing.
And not be shot by a gamekeepers  
When George the Third was king,

 

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