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This is a Parody of American Pie... Written by Caleb Mattingly for Honors World History on the events leading up to the Glorious Revolution in England.

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A not so long time ago,
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In some kingdoms across the sea,
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A war of religion raged.
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And Liz thought maybe pirate Raleigh,
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Could push and plunder Spain’s mighty Galley’s,
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And make England the greatest nation ever.
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But their response it didn’t thrill her.
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Spain sent assassins to try and kill her,
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She escaped from that fright,
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But fought Spain’s navy with all their might.
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The Duke of Medina thought he’d win,
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Divine Intervention with no sin,
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But storms were a force they couldn’t fight,
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And thus, Queen Liz, Survived.

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Oh My, My, Spanish Armada Die!
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Go try it somewhere else because Liz made Phillip cry.
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He wanted her hand but she told him bye-bye,
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Saying we will never ever ally!
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Because I need an Anglican guy.

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Did you know about James the First,
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His spending and policies were the worst,
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And Guy Fawkes almost let him meet his end.
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Ah, he founded Jamestown in 1607,
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And made Puritans want to go to Heaven.
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Yeah, he persecuted them pretty heavily.
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Well we know he hated Protestants,
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And Parliament wasn’t happy with him,
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He tried to set Chuck (Charles) up,
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But the Puritans had enough!
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Ooo! He was a King that thought it was his right,
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Not by blood but by Gods foresight,
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The people saw his actions in black and white,

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Oh yes, his reign was done.

And so we’re singing!
Oh My, My, James the First was too high,
He was close to being killed by a Fawkes of a guy!
His Catholic beliefs made him keep a blind eye,
On the Puritans that helped England fly!

Now we finally get to King Charles the first,
The one with a head so big it could burst,
It made Cromwell so mad that he’d revolt.
They called the Royal army Cavaliers,
Though the Roundheads fought without a fear,
Of what would happen if they’d lose.