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Ten Little Kingdoms

This song is by Skyclad and appears on the album A Semblance Of Normality (2004).

"One united kingdom they fancied wouldn't do
To please some grumbling Irishmen, they split it into two
Two little kingdoms, but then the Scots, you see
Claimed their ancient throne and rights, then there were three
Three little kingdoms but then one more
For Welshman claimed a parliament and then there were four
Four little kingdoms wouldn't do at all
One of them was far too big, the others were too small"

And this is the price we'll pay
Take a lesson from your history
Divide and conquer is the game they play
And this is the price we'll pay

"All across Great Britain ancient hates revived
Cornwall wants to rule herself and then there were five
Five little kingdoms but London is a fix
Raised the Southern English flag, and then there were six
Six little kingdoms, the home-rule heaven
Caused a rising in the West, and then there were seven
Seven little kingdoms, Northmen wouldn't wait
Hailed Northumbria and then there were eight"

And this is the price we'll pay
Take a lesson from your history
A house divided simply cannot stand
And this is the price we'll pay

"And the towns that one may visit via the Eastern county's line
Formed East Anglia and then there were nine
Nine little kingdoms. The Midlands people then
Called themselves a parliament and then there were ten
Ten little kingdoms never could agree
How to work together and so they went free
Ten little kingdoms too weak to stand alone
A foreign nation conquered them, then they were gone"

And this is the price we'll pay
Take a lesson from your history
Devolution is the devil's ploy
And this is the price we'll pay

Ten little kingdoms, ten little kingdoms...

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