Music Of The Waters - online book

Sailors' Chanties, Songs Of The Sea, Boatmen's, Fishermen's,
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112              Music of the Waters.
" O ! the lousy cutter, They've ta'en my laddie frae me, They pressed him far away foreign Wi' Nelson ayont the salt sea.
" They always come in the night, They never come in the day, They always come in the night, And steal the laddies away."
" Captain Bover," which follows, was one of the most popular " press-gang " songs :

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