John was a tyrant, John was a tarter
John put his name to the Great Big Charter.
Every baron from Thames to Tweed,
Followed that road to Runnymead.
Every Barron had something to say
To poor perplexed King John that day.
"Pray sign your name," said Guy de Gaunt,
It s easily done and it s all we want,
"A J and an O and an N", said Hugo, Baron of Harpenden
Quietly spoke the Lord Ranbure,"Oblige Lord King with your signature".
"Your name my liege, to be writ just here, a mere formality", laughed de Bere.
"A stroke of the pen and the thing is done." murmured Sir Roger of Trumpington.
"Done in a twinkling", sniffed de Guise.
Said Stephen Langton, "Sign if you please!"
So many people
Egging him on
I can t help feeling
Sorry for John.
Teacher Training College Hereford 1965