A new song sung at the Club at Mr Taplin’s, the sign of the Drapier’s Head in Truck Street
(Tune: The Queen's Progress to Bath)
|TYPE||3 - Complex Melody|
|TUNE STRUCTURE||A8 B8|
|VERSE STRUCTURE||6v 6l|
|TEXT SOURCE||'A new song sung at the Club at Mr Taplin’s' (Dublin, 1724) British Library C.121.g.8.(35.)|
|TUNE SOURCE||Henry Playford, Wit and Mirth; or Pills to Purge Melancholy (London, 1714), Vol. V p.61.|
|FIRST LINE||With brisk merry Lays / We’ll sing to the Praise|
|One of many Dublin-printed songs on the Wood's half-pence affair. This text of this song first appeared in a broadside with the song, 'The Drapier Anatomiz’d: a song' (no tune assigned). The tune had earlier been printed in James Anderson, The constitutions of the free-masons. Containing the history, charges, regulations, &c of that most ancient and right worshipful fraternity. For the use of the lodges (London: printed by William Hunter, for John Senex, John Hooke, 1723), p. 90 (and later in a Dublin 1730 printing). However, the tune was first printed in Wit and Mirth; or Pills to Purge Melancholy (1714), Vol V, p.61 (where it appeared as the tune for ‘On the Queen’s Progress to the Bath’). The tune is also used for ‘The enter’d prentices song’.|
A New Song, Sung at the Club at Mr Taplin’s. The Sign of the Drapier’s Head in Truck-Street.To the Tune of the Apprentices Song in Massonry.
Exegi Monumentum Ære perennius. HORAT.I.With brisk merry LaysWe’ll sing to the PraiseOf that honest Patriot, the DRAPIER;Who, all the World knows,Confounded our Foes,With Nothing but Pen, Ink and Paper.II.A Spirit Divine,Ran through ev’ry Line,And made all our Hearts for to caper:He sav’d us our Goods,And Dumfounder’d Woods;Then long Life and Health to the DRAPIER.IIIWE ne’er shall forget,His Judgment, or Wit, But Life, you must know, is a Vapour;In Ages to come,We well may Presume,They’ll Monuments raise to the DRAPIER.IVWHEN Senators meet,They’ll surely think fit,To Honour and Praise the good DRAPIER;Nay Juries shall join,And Sheriffs Combine,To thank him in well written Paper.VYOU Men of the Comb,Come lay by your Loomb,And go to the Sign of the DRAPIER;To TAPLIN Declare,You one and all are,Kind Loving good Friends to his Paper. VITHEN join Hand in Hand,T’each other firm stand,All Health to the CLUB and the DRAPIER;Who merrily meet,And sing in Truck-Street,In Praise of the well written Paper.