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Lyrics to Monty Pythons Oliver Cromwell.  :)The most interesting thing about King Charles, the firstIs that he was 5 foot 6 inches tall at the start of his reignBut only 4 foot 8 inches tall at the end of it because ofOliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England PuritanBorn in 1599 and died in 1658 SeptemberWas at first only MP for Hunting Don, but then he led the Ironside CavalryAt Mars ton Moor in 1644 and won then he founded the New Model ArmyAnd praise be, beat the Cavaliers at Naisby and the King fled up NorthLike a bat to the ScotsBut under the terms of John Pimm's Solemn League and CovenantThe Scots handed King Charles the first, over toOliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England and his wartsBorn in 1599 and died in 1658 SeptemberBut alas, oy vay! The disagreement then broke out betweenThe Presbyterian Parliament and the Military who meantTo have an independent bent and so the 2nd Civil War broke outAnd the Roundhead ranks faced the Cavaliers at Preston BanksAnd the King lost again, silly thing, stupid GitAnd Cromwell sent Colonel Pride to purge the House of CommonsOf the Presbyterian Royalists leaving behind only the rump ParliamentWhich appointed a High Court at Westminster Hall to indictCharles, the first for tyranny, ooh! Charles was sentenced to deathEven though he refused to accept that the court had jurisdictionSay goodbye to his headPoor King Charles laid his head on the blockJanuary 1649, down came the axe and in the silence that followedThe only sound that could be heard was a solitary giggle fromOliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England, oleBorn in 1599 and died in 1658 SeptemberThen he smashed Ireland, set up the Commonwealth and moreHe crushed the Scots at Worcester and beat the Dutch at sea in 1653And then he dissolved the rump ParliamentAnd with Lambert's consent wrote the instrument of GovernmentUnder which Oliver was Protector at lastThe end