Songs & Ballads Of The Maine Lumberjacks

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Maine Lumberjacks           12 3
"There's gold and silver to be had,
If with me you will remain; We will hoist aloft a pirate's flag,
And we'll scour the raging main."
11      We robbed and plundered many a ship
Down on the Spanish Main; And many's the widow and orphan child
In sorrow must remain; For we made them to walk our gang-plank,
And gave them a watery grave; For the saying of our master was,
"A dead man tells no tales."
12     At length to Newgate we were brought,
Bound down in iron chain, For robbing and plundering merchant ships
Down on the Spanish Main. It was drinking and bad company
That made this wretch of me. Now let young men a warning take,
And a curse to piracy!

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