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No. 18 - Song - Alexis and Chorus - "There's a King in the land to-day."

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Alexis: You may talk of laws and the public cause,
And the party cry and call,
But the man you heed in the time of need
Is the King who stands for all!
For the party crowds are as changing clouds,
By the breath of the people blown;
But the land is one as the changeless sun,
And the power of the ancient throne!
So the people still may say
As the parties pass away,
Be they up or down, we have still the Crown,
There's a King in the land today.
Chorus: So the people still may say
As the parties pass away,
Be they up or down, we have still the Crown,
There's a King in the land today.
   
Alexis: When the cripples crave for an arm to save,
And the sick and starving pine —
When the bravest dare in the poisoned air
Of the deep and deadly mine —
There's a hand to take for the brave man's sake,
And an arm for the sick to lean,
For the brave and poor may be ever sure
Of the heart of the King and Queen!
So the poor and sick may say
"Though a humble part we play,
There's a man who knows and who feels our woes,
There's a King in the land today!"
Chorus: So the poor and sick may say
"Though a humble part we play,
There's a man who knows and who feels our woes,
There's a King in the land today!"
   
Alexis: When the air grows warm with the breath of storm
And the sense of coming war,
Then the quarrels die as the King goes by,
And the foes are friends once more!
But if war should come, and the battle drum
Call the sons of the land to fight,
He will draw the sword as the people's lord
In the name of the public right!
And the people still may say
As they set them in array —
We will fight to win for our King and kin,
There's a King in the land today!
Chorus: And the people still may say
As they set them in array —
We will fight to win for our King and kin,
There's a King in the land today!


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