Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

300 traditional songs, inc sheet music with full piano accompaniment & lyrics.

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" Then, as to them kept out all day on business
from thair houses, And, late at night, are walking home to cheer
their babes and spouses, While you and I upon the deck are comfortably
lying, My eye, what tiles and chimney pots about their
heads are flying!
Bow, wow, wow, &c.
" And often have we seamen heard how men are
killed and undone, By overturns in carriages, and thieves, and fires
in London; We've heard what risks all landsmen run, from
noblemen to tailors, So Bill, let us thank Providence, that you and I
are sailors."
Bow, wow, wow, &c.
The words of " The White Squall" were written by Captain Johns, of the Marines, British navy, and the air was made by George A. Barker. The latter was a well-known English musician, and was first tenor in the Princess' Theatre, London, thirty years ago. He died in Leychurch, in 1877.

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