nursery rhymes

The Grand Old Duke Of York

Oh, the grand old Duke of York,
He had ten thousand men;
He marched them up to the top of the hill
And he marched them down again.
When they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only halfway up,
They were neither up nor down.

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This 'nursery rhyme' refers to the defeat of the Duke of York in the Battle of Wakefield in 1460.