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Excellent new song to the tune of "Unfortunate Miss Bailey"

(19) Excellent new song to the tune of "Unfortunate Miss Bailey"

AN EXCELLENT

NEW SONG,

TO THE TUNE OF

" Unfortunate Miss Bailey."

A BARONET bold, as I've been told,
Whose promise there's no trusting,                 
Seduc'd a youth, who dish'd himself
On Convent Garden Hustings.
His roguish tricks had done him up,
He lost his Voters daily ;
' He took to bribing half the Town,
But HOBHOUSE still look'd palely.
               Oh ! John Hobhouse,
               Unfortunate John Hobhouse,
               Poor John Hobhouse,
               You silly goose, John Hobhouse.

Each day he sallied forth to bribe
With Money and with Dinner ;
Says he, " I preach about Reform,
But I'm the greatest sinner :"
Yet still his Poll, at Four o'Clock,
Continued thin and scanty ;
And HOBHOUSE look'd as pale as death,
And lean as Rosinante.
               Oh! John Hobhouse,
               Unfortunate John Hobhouse,
               Poor John Hobhouse,
               Come get you gone John Hobhouse.

" Pluck up, my boy," the Baronet cry'd,
" Don't look so white and meally :"
" Alas! Sir Frank," young Hob reply'd,
" They've used me ungenteely!
The Election will go hard with me
'Cause I love BUONAPARTE ;
And JOHNNY BULL wont vote for me,
'Cause I'm a Frenchman hearty."
               Oh! John Hobhouse,
               Unfortunate John Hobhouse,
               Poor John Hobhouse,
               Poor Frenchified John Hobhouse.

"Poor HOB," says he, 'twixt you and I,
Your Poll I see will soon close,
For duce another One Pound Note,
Have I left in my small clothes,
To bride the Voters for your sake !"
Poor HOB then vanishid sadly ;
And cry'd, " The De'il my friends may take;
I've figur'd here but badly !"
               Oh ! John Hobhouse,
               Unfortunate John Hobhouse,
               Poor John Hobhouse,
               Go sneak away John Hobhouse.

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