Just for a handful of silver he sold us!
Just for a ribband to tether his goat!
Just for a crook-fingered hand to uphold us!
Just for the change from a five-shilling note!
Just for the the reasons he once had foretold us!
Just for a ride on the thousand-year boat!
Just for a chance for our fears to unfold us!
Just for relief from a mild strep throat!
Just for a spyglass through which to behold us!
Just to be neither a Slovene nor Croat!
Just to be false to the times he extolled us!
Just for a very warm astrakhan coat!