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Who said that first? – Namby Pamby

During the 18th century, Ambrose Phillips was a don of St Johns  College, Cambridge, and in addition gained some recognition as a poet. But his poetic style and political ambitions incurred the wrath of musician and poet Henry Carey (who wrote ‘Sally in our Alley’) and was possibly the first person to sing ‘God Save the King.’

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