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Bold Robinson Come all you young fellows That delight in a little game; Come listen unto me And I will tell you plain. It's of two champions bold They fought for a sum of gold And the talk was that young Robinson Was sure to win the day. cho: Young Tiley, huzzoo! Brave Tiley, huzzoo! Brave Robinson forever And young Tiley, huzzoo! Their stage it had been builded And the champions on the ground; And fifty bright new guineas These champions did put down. And for fifty bright new guineas, These champions they did play And the talk was that young Robinson Was sure to win the day. 'Twas in the fourteenth round, boys, These champions they did meet, With their bodies sorely wounded And their hearts all full of grief, When suddenly, young Tiley Gave brave Robinson a blow, Saying, I will be the champion, Wherever I do go. The battle being over And young Tiley he had won. A lady fell in love with him For the victory be had gained. And if he do recover A gay wedding shall be seen. But young Tiley he died At the end of days three. Last chorus: Young Tiley, huzzoo!, Brave Robinson, huzzoo! And the ladies went in mourning For young Tiley, huzzoo. From Room for Company, Palmer Note:Robinson actually fought Tyler in 1856, resulting in a draw after 16 rounds, or knock-downs, when the police broke it up (boxing was illegal). Tyler died in 1858. RG
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