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Jane Bird Origins: Babylon is Fallen (to Rise no More) (76* d) Lyr Add: HARDY'S FALLEN (parody BABYLON'S FALLEN) 18 Aug 99

As promised, here's the mid 19th century parody of "Babylon is Fallen". This is pretty much how it's set out on the broadside.




Hail the day so long expected,
Now's the hour of our release,
Badford's freedom is errected,
It's members now are friends of peace;
From the different Booths of polling,
The glad tidings loudly roar,
Hardy's fallen--fallen--fallen
Hardy's fallen to rise no more.

Hark, and hear the people crying,
See the Blue Lights disappear;
Despotism now it dying,
Yes, it dies to live no more;
Bribery, dishonest traffic,
Serves a villain now no more;
Carlow's fallen--fallen--fallen
Carlow's fallen to rise no more.

Liberty is now triumphant,
Bradford now may jump for joy;
It's Members now will act in concert,
And try corruptioin to destroy,
See fair freedom friends ascending,
See aloft their Banners soar;
But Hardy's fallen, fallen, fallen,
Hardy's fallen to rise no more.

John Dale, Printer, 4, Ivegate, Bradford.

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