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Kate Rusby – Some Tyrant lyrics

Some tyrant has stolen my true love away
And here in old England I can no longer stay
I'll cross the wide ocean, ne'er on my bed rest
In search of my true love that I love the best.
When that I've found out my joy and my delight
I will welcome her kindly by day and by night.
Here's a health to all others that are loyal and just
And here's confusion to the rivals that lives in distrust.

There's Venus and Volum they are both joined as one,
So keep yourselves single as you and I have done,
So keep yourselves single and constant I'll retire
Unto her like some Venus that flourishes like fire.

The bugle shall speak and the serpent shall sing
There'll be instruments of music for to make the valleys ring.
Oh the huntsman he'll holler and the hounds make their noise
For to fill my love's heart with ten thousand bright joys.

Repeat first verse
I know not where I'll find the one I love the best

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    I think this song is about freedom: some tyrant has stolen my true love away! What do tyrants steal? Freedom. Here's a health to all others that are loyal and just. Sounds like freedom. And confusion to the rivals that lives (confusion lives) in distrust. Confusion lives in distrust. Meaning that the opponents are distrustful. The bugle shall sound. Like the trumpet shall sound in the Bible. The walls of Jericho will come down - bugles announce the coming down of walls and the beginning of freedom. The serpents shall sing. This would require them to rise, more than rise, and serpents rising means spiritual awakening, so freedom here too.
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