The Men They Couldn’t Hang – The Colours

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An old favorite from my college years; a tale of a mutiny on a British ship during the Napoleonic Wars. A rousing tune in the way tunes are meant to rouse:

So in the spring of the year we took the fleet
Every cask and cannon and compass sheet
And we flew a Jacobin flag to give us heart
While Pitt stood helpless we were waiting for Bonaparte

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