Forlorn Hope

from by Neil McSweeney

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lyrics

How did we get here?
From the Newport Rising
To the Mutineers of Barrackpore,
Them men did fall –
Chopped to pieces with
The Jewelled Sword
Then stacked on ships in bloody bits
One more cargo with a lading chit
For the city men, the company board,
The Queen of Hearts and the House of Lords

Pirate or privateer?
When the Prize Court sits at them pearly gates
It will reckon clear all this plundered gear
Strip all warrant of the mortal sphere
Then stacked on ships in bloody bits
One more cargo with a lading chit
Will be the city men, the company board,
The Queen of Hearts and the House of Lords

Or shame for the Forlorn Hope
Shame for the Forlorn Hope

How did we get here?
To the quiet seats in a circle box while young players
Here now come to cheer
Test their talents while we sit and sneer
But never stacked on ships in bloody bits
Never hell-bound cargo with a lading chit
Were those city men,
The company board,
The Queen of Hearts or the House of Lords

So shame for the Forlorn Hope
Shame for the Forlorn Hope

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from A Coat Worth Wearing, released March 10, 2017

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