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SONGS OF A SAVOYARD

<poem> In the first and foremost flight, ha, ha! You always found that knight, ha, ha!

That celebrated,
Cultivated,
Underrated
Nobleman,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!

When, to evade Destruction's hand,

To hide they all proceeded,

No soldier in that gallant band

Hid half as well as he did.

He lay concealed throughout the war,

And so preserved his gore, O!
That unaffected.
Undetected,
Well connected
Warrior,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!

In every doughty deed, ha, ha! He always took the lead, ha, ha!

That unaffected.
Undetected,
Well connected
Warrior,
The Duke of Plaza-Toro!

When told that they would all be shot

Unless they left the service,

That hero hesitated not,

So marvellous his nerve is.

He sent his resignation in,