We are the Roundheads
We don't want kings no more
That's why we started
The English civil war

People say we're no fun
But we disagree!
Especially when explaining
Parliamentary democracy
We are particularly excited by the notions of jurisprudence...

That's enough dullness
We're the Cavalier crew!
Supporting King Charles
And everything that he'll do!

Puritans bore us
It's really a crime
When your parliamentary business
Cuts our partying time!

Roundheads, soundheads
Keep-the-music-down-heads!
Rules-and-regulations-led
Dull but fair!

Cavaliers three cheers!
Wackier head gears
We live to boogie with our peers!
Unfair? Don't care!

I am the king, I can do what I like
Start up a war, or a big tax hike
Got a French wife, she's a Catholic

O law! Really, King Charles, we're not quite sure!

Insolence! Is that how you talk to the Crown?
I am the King, I'll just close Parliament down1

I'll think you find, that's in breach of due process...

Here's what we say to that (spit)
Now clear up this mess!

Roundheads, zoundheads
Witches-should-be-drowned-heads,
Don't believe in crowned heads
Parliament's our thing

Cavaliers three cheers!
Your superiors
We're all toffs who cry 'Here, Here'
And 'God Save The King!'
(That's me! )

Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Cavaliers! Roundheads! The English Civil War!
Why is it called 'civil'?
May I kill you please?
Sure!

Last ever war to be fought on this land
If I get to power, Christmas will be banned

No chance Cromwell, victory will be mine
You'll never pass a ban on mince pies and mulled wine

That's what you think-
Just wait 'til you're caught
I'll also scrap theatre, music and sport

You're pathetic- war will finish even before it's begun!

We've taken Charles prisoner- the Roundheads have won!

(Oh!)

Victory three cheers!
Cavaliers in tears
No power for years
I'm the leader of the pack!

Charles head, Roundhead, hurrah now the king's dead
Sins binned, instead a righteous track!
(But we'll be back! )


Lyrics submitted by manic4manics

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