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American Ballads and Folk Songs
My repentance lasted not, my vows I soon forgot, Damnation's my just lot, as I sailed.
I steered from sound to sound, as I sailed, as I sailed, I steered from sound to sound, as I sailed, I steered from sound to sound, and many ships I found, And most of them I burned, as I sailed.
I spied three ships from France as I sailed, as I sailed, I spied three ships from France, as I sailed, I spied three ships from France, to them I did advance, I took them all by chance, as I sailed.
I spied three ships of Spain as I sailed, as I sailed, I spied three ships of Spain, as I sailed, I spied three ships of Spain, I fixed on them amain, Till most of them were slain, as I sailed.
I'd ninety bars of gold as I sailed, as I sailed, I'd ninety bars of gold as I sailed, I'd ninety bars of gold and dollars manifold, With riches uncontrolled, as I sailed.
Then fourteen ships I saw, as I sailed, as I sailed, Then fourteen ships I saw, as I sailed, Then fourteen ships I saw, and brave men they were, Ah! they were too much for me, as I sailed.
Thus being o'ertaken at last, I must die, I must die, Thus being o'ertaken at last, I must die, Thus being o'ertaken at last, and into prison cast, And sentence being passed, I must die.
Farewell, the raging sea, I must die, I must die, Farewell, the raging sea, I must die,
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