king of Spain (1700-46.)
His accession precipitated the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-14)
If any of you lose an arm or a leg
They will give you a pass round the country to beg.
They will give you a pass and they will seem to look kind,
They will pay off your 'rears when the devil goes blind.
Tanta ranta boys all, boys all,
Sing tanta ranta ra, boys all.
"Mad Caps of England", A Ballad History of England, Roy Palmer
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