Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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OUR FAMILIAR SONGS.
You captains, bold and brave, hear our cries, hear our cries, You captains, bold and br3ve, hear our cries; You captains, brave and bold, tho' you seem uncontrolled, 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;
I murdered William Moore, and left him in his gore, Not many leagues from shore, as I sailed.
And being cruel still, as I sailed, as I sailed,
And being cruel still, as I sailed ; And being cruel still, my gunner I did kill,
And his precious blood did spill, as I sailed.
My mate was sick and died, as I sailed, as I sailed, My mate was sick and died, as I sailed;
My mate was sick and died, which me mucb terrified, When he called me to his bedside, as I sailed.
And unto me did say, see me die, see me die,
And unto me did say, see me die ; And unto me did say, take warning, now, by me,
There comes a reckoning day, you must die.
You cannot then withstand, when you die, when you die, You cannot then withstand, when you die, You cannot then withstand the judgment of God's hand, But, bound then in iron bands, you must die.
I was sick, and nigh to death, as I sailed, as I sailed, I was sick, and nigh to death, as 1 sailed; I was sick, and nigh to death, and I vowed at every breath, To walk in wisdom's ways, as I sailed.
I thought I was undone, as I sailed, as I sailed, I thought I was undone, as I sailed ;
I thought I was undone, and my wicked glass had run, But health did soon return as I sailed.








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