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But both had to abdicate one merry May
When a king came and conquered—our bonny
boy Bay.
And tho’ quite used to babies, we plainly
could see
There had ne’er been a boy quite so clever
as he.
And queens became handmaids, and all the
Was ruled by his majesty’s royal command.


And then to wee Alma how fond would I sing,
“Fourth leaf to my shamrock, fourth gem in
my ring.”
“The flower of the flock,” said her father
to me—
And I, like a dutiful wife, would agree;
While three little worshippers humbly bowed
And handed her highness the sceptre and