Song Written on the Repeal of the Cider-Tax

DESCRIPTION: "Rejoice! here's welcome news, Come let us merry be, Since George our gracious King... So kindly has consented his subjects' wants to ease, By taking off the cider tax." The nation rejoices to be able to drink strong cider more freely
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1766 (source: Palmer)
KEYWORDS: drink food party royalty money
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1763 - repeal of the British cider tax (source: Palmer)
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Roy Palmer, _Ripest Apples_, The Big Apple Association, 1996, pp. 73-74, "[A New Song]" (1 text, 1 tune)
BROADSIDES:
Bodleian, Johnson Ballads 217=218, "A Song Written on the Repeal of the Cider-Tax," T. Davies and son (Hereford), 1818
File: PRiA073

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