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Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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Music of the Waters.                69
BRITONS, STRIKE HOME.
" Our ship carried over nine hundred men,
And out of nine hundred, five hundred were slain ;
For we range the wild seas,
Where the wind blows so strong,
While our rakish young heroes cry—
' Britons, strike home, my boys ! Britons, strike home.'"
The other songs attributed to sailors are " When the Stormy Winds do blow," already given ; "You Gentle­men of England," sung to the tune of "Cease, Rude Boreas" (Early Naval Ballads), sometimes called " Come







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