He Prote･ant Joyner is carried
To Oxford to take his degree
And there it is ヂid will be married
All under the Willow-green Tree.
For ナnce his Accompliｬes faulter,
Jack Ketch has provided a Halter
For thoテ that did blame us;
And went for to ｬam us:
Will find that the Bill was not Ignoramus.
Printed for J. Clark at the Golden Lyon in We･ Smithfield.
According to C.M. Simpson, The
British Broadside Ballad and Its Music, the tune
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"A New Ballad of the Protestant Joyner"
is undated, but the narrative moment indicates it was
College himself was freed by the
London jury on an ignoramus verdict, but since he
The original is at the Harvard University
Library; a reproduction is available
"accomplishes faulter": presumably
"accomplices falter," a suggestion that
"Jack Ketch": the public hangman,
responsible for executing the
"Ignoramus": juries returned this
verdict to indicate insufficient evidence to convict.
"he [i.e., his] Good-man's in the
Tower": the Earl of Shaftesbury, political leader of
"Twelve men of the best of the County":
Because of the political divisions in society,
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