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Brave Dudley Boys In the days of good queen Bess Yah boys, ho In the days of good queen Bess Yah boys, ho In the days of good queen Bess Conventry out done their best Yah boys, ho boys, oh the brave Dudley boys But in the times a be, We've outdone Coventry Tipp'n lads, they did us join And we fought the strong combine We marched into town Resolved to burn the 'ousen down Times, they was mighty queer Vittles, they was powerful dear So we fought to make corn cheap We burned them all, of a heap But the work was scarce begun When the soldiers came and spoilt the fun We all run down our pits Scared almost out of our wits God bless Lord Dudley Ward He knowed the times been hard He called back the soldier men And we'll never riot again Roy Palmer, Songs of the Midlands (1972) BR
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