The Grand Old Duke Of York
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(English traditional song, also called "The Noble Duke of York")

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men,
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.

And when they were up they were up,
And when they were down they were down,
And when they were only half way up
They were neither up nor down.


They look'd all a-round and a-round,
But nothing at all they could find,
Except a big hay-stack in a field,
And that they left behind.


The Englishman said, "'Tis a stack,"
The Scotsman he said, "Nay,"
The Irishman said it was a church
With the steeple blown away.

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