Published here for the first time, The Gipsy Prince (Haymarket, 24 July 1801), was the collaboration of Thomas Moore who composed the libretto and lyrics and Michael Kelly who provided the musical score. Though it had the...
Hang that shit, let's have a song.
- When Old Corruption first begun,Adorn'd in yellow vest,He committed on Flesh a whoredom--O, what a wicked beast!From them a callow babe did spring,And Old Corruption smil'dTo think his race should never end,For now he had a child.He call'd him Surgery, & fedThe babe with his own milk,For Flesh & he could ne'er agree,She would not let him suck.And this he always kept in mind,And formed a crooked knife,And ran about with bloody handsTo seek his mother's life.And as he ran to seek his motherHe met with a dead woman,He fell in love & married her,A deed which is not common.She soon grew pregnant & brought forthScurvy & Spott'd Fever.The father grinn'd & skipt about,And said, "I'm made for ever!""For now I have procur'd these impsI'll try experiments."With that he tied poor Scurvy down& stopt up all its vents.
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