He fell asleep beneath a tree
One night when he was far from home,
It had become too dark to see,
It was too late for him to roam.
A noise above caused him to wake,
At first he could not see a thing,
Then knew that he could not mistake:
The face above was of the king.*
*Refers to Charles II hiding in the "Royal Oak" (Boscobel Wood) in 1651.
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