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Music of the Waters.                25
Chorus.—We'll pump her dry and away we'll go, Solo.—Away to America !
A very popular song at Portsmouth is "The Lion Man-o'-War." The following are a few of the words :—
" Are you the Lion man-o'-war, as we suppose you be ?" " We are the Lion man-o'-war, as you shall quickly see." " Then haul your colours from the mast, and come along with me, Or we'll sink the Lion man-o'-war at the bottom of the sea."
HOME, DEARIE, HOME. Amongst the favourite chanties of North-country sailors is that most charming and pathetic of songs, " Home, Dearie, Home :"
Solo.—Oh, Amble is a fine town, with ships in the bay, And I wish with my heart I was only there to-day; I wish with my heart I was far away from here, A-sitting in my parlour, and talking to my dear.

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