Sound drums and trumpets, far and near!
And Let all Queen Victoria’s subjects loudly cheer!
And show by their actions that they revere,
Because she’s served them faithfully fifty long year!
All hail to the Empress of India and Great Britain’s Queen!
Long may she live happy and serene!
And as this is now her Jubilee year,
I hope her subjects will show their loyalty without fear.
Therefore let all her subjects rejoice and sing,
Until they make the welkin ring;
And let young and old on this her Jubilee be glad,
And cry, “Long Live our Queen!” and don’t be sad.
She has been a good Queen, which no one dare gainsay,
And I hope God will protect her for many a day;
May He enable her a few more years to reign,
And let all her lieges say – Amen!
Let all hatred towards her be thrown aside
All o’er dominions broad and wide;
And let all her subjects bear in mind,
By God kings and queens are put in trust o’er mankind.
Therefore rejoice and be glad on her Jubilee day,
And try and make the heart of our Queen feel gay;
Oh! try and make her happy in country and town,
And not with Shakespeare say, “uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”
And as this is her first Jubilee year,
And will be her last, I rather fear:
Therefore, sound drums and trumpets cheerfully,
Until the echoes are heard o’er land and sea.
And let the innocent voices of the children at home or abroad
Ascend with cheerful shouts to the throne of God;
And sing aloud, “God Save our Gracious Queen!”
Because a good and charitable Sovereign she has been.
Therefore, ye sons of great Britain, come join with me,
And welcome in our noble Queen’s Jubilee;
Because she has been a faithful Queen, ye must confess,
There hasn’t been her equal since the days of Queen Bess.
Therefore let all her lieges shout and cheer,
“God Save our Gracious Queen!” for many a year;
let such be the cry in the peasant’s cot, the hall,
With stentorian voices, as loud as they can bawl.
And let bonfires be kindled on every hill
And let her subjects dance around them at their freewill;
And try to drive dull care away
By singing and rejoicing on the Queen’s Jubilee day.
May God protect her for many a day,
At home or abroad when she’s far away;
Long may she be spared o’er her subjects to reign,
And let each and all with one voice say – Amen!
Victoria is a good Queen, which all he subjects know,
And for that may God protect her from every foe;
May He be as a hedge around her, as He’s been all along.
And let her live and die in peace – is the end of my song.
© William McGonagall 🔒
Some other random works of this poet:
- The Terrific Cyclone Of 1893
- The Battle Of Bannockburn
- Loch Leven
- The Summary History Of Sir William Wallace
- The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay
- The Wreck Of The Steamer Mohegan
- Jottings Of New York
- The Newport Railway
- The Pennsylvania Disaster
- The Crucifixion Of Christ
- A Tale Of The Sea
- The Sunderland Calamity
- The Beautiful Sun
- Burning Of The Exeter Theatre
- The Battle Of Cressy
- The Nithsdale Widow And Her Son
- Women’s Suffrage
- Robert Burns
- The Horrors Of Majuba
- The Great Franchise Demonstration
- The Clepington Catastrophe
- Nora, The Maid Of Killarney
- The Troubles Of Matthew Mahoney
- The Bonnie Lass O’ Ruily
- Little Jamie
- A New Year’s Resolution To Leave Dundee
- The Rattling Boy From Dublin
- Bill Bowls The Sailor
- The Wreck Of The Steamer Stella
- The Little Match Girl
- The Death Of Lord And Lady Dalhousie
- The Irish Convict’s Return
- Annie Marshall The Foundling
- Beautiful Newport On The Braes O’ The Silvery Tay
- The Village Of Tayport And Its Surroundings
- The Execution Of James Graham, Marquis Of Montrose
- The Wreck Of The Steamer London
- A Tale Of Christmas Eve
- A Christmas Carol
- The Battle Of Atbara
- The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations
- Bonnie Montrose
- The Destroying Angel
- The Den O’ Fowlis
- Greenland’s Icy Mountains
- The Death Of The Queen
- The River Of Leith
- Lines In Reply To The Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News Of Mcgonagall’s Departure From Dundee
- The Hero Of Kalapore