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GALLANTS, TO BOHEMIA
To a pleasant new Warlike tune.
i YE noble Brittaines, be no more possest with ease vpon the shore: You that haue beene so bold and stout,
sit not musing, but looke out: Kings of England with their shields
full oft haue fought in martiall fields, And golden prizes did obtaine: Then let vs to the warres againe.
2   Ye noble Captaines of the Land,
and Sea men of such braue command: Bend all your forces to the Seas,
and take on Land no longer ease: For Drums and Trumpets are not mute,
to call you forth with Fife and Flute, To fleete your ships vpon the maine,
Then let vs to the warres againe.
3   Now Sea-men Pylots leaue the Land,
Card and Compasse take in hand: And hye againe to Neptune Seas,
where we'l haue riches when we please Our Souldiers they are men of might,
and will for gold and siluer fight: Which doth vs brauely all maintaine,
Then let vs to the warres againe.
4   France and Flanders makes no mone,
they get riches, we get none, Flemish Captaines sayle about, vnknowne Islands to find out:
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