An Address to Prince Leopold

Written in anticipation of his coming to open the Railway Bridge of the silvery Tay

All hail! to Prince Leopold so handsome and gay,
Welcome! thrice welcome to Dundee this day
To open the Railway Bridge of the silvery Tay.

Let us give him three cheers,
Until it deafens our ears,
And is heard from shore to shore
Like the loud cannon’s roar –

Far, far away, along the silvery Tay
Until it is remembered for many a long day,
The inauguration day of the Railway Bridge of the silvery Tay.

I hope God will guard our noble Prince all the day
At the opening of the Railway Bridge of the silvery Tay;
And may the people thank him to-day
For being so condescending to open the Railway Bridge of the silvery Tay.

May God prosper long our noble Prince, most handsome to be seen,
And prosperity to his mother, our most beloved Queen,
Long may she be happy and gay,
Hoping she will never regret the day
That her son came to open the Railway Bridge of the silvery Tay.

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