The lyrics to "Revolutionary Tea" tell the American colonists' story. England is "the Island Queen"; the colonies are "the daughter." The "mother" calls on the "daughter" to pay tax on the tea. The feisty daughter responds with a rebellious "NO!," gathers a crowd for a "Boston Tea Party," and they all make sea tea!
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