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American Ballads and Folk Songs
Then the first broadside we poured Carried their mainmast by the board— Which made their lofty frigate Look abandoned, oh!
Our second told so well That their fore and mizzen fell, Which downed the royal ensign So handy, oh!
Then proud Dacres came on board To deliver up his sword— Loath was he to part with it, 'Twas so handy, oh!
"Oh, keep your sword," says Hull, "If it only makes you dull,— Come! cheer up, and let us have A little brandy, oh!"
Then fill your glasses full And we'll drink to Captain Hull, And merrily we'll push about The brandy, oh!
John Bull may toast his fill, Let the world say what it will, But the Yankee boys for fighting Are the dandy, oh!