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American Ballads and Folk Songs
CAPTAIN ROBERT KIDD
You captains bold and brave, hear our cries, hear our cries, You captains bold and brave, hear our cries, You captains brave and bold, though you seem uncontrolled, Don't for the sake of gold lose your souls, lose your souls. Don't for the sake of gold lose your souls.
My name was Robert Kidd, when I sailed, when I sailed. My name was Robert Kidd, when I sailed, My name was Robert Kidd, God's laws I did forbid, And so wickedly I did, when I sailed.
My parents taught me well, when I sailed, when I sailed, My parents taught me well, when I sailed, My parents taught me well to shun the gates of hell, But against them I rebelled when I sailed.
I cursed my father dear when I sailed, when I sailed, I cursed my father dear when I sailed, I cursed my father dear and her that did me bear, And so wickedly did swear when I sailed.
I made a solemn vow when I sailed, when I sailed, I made a solemn vow when I sailed, I made a solemn vow to God I would not bow, Nor myself one prayer allow, as I sailed.
I'd a Bible in my hand when I sailed, when I sailed, I'd a Bible in my hand when I sailed, I'd a Bible in my hand by my father's great command, And sunk it in the sand when I sailed.
I murdered William Moore, as I sailed, as I sailed, I murdered William Moore, as I sailed,
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