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222              Music of the Waters.
English Version,
" Out in Pamerent in Holland There lay a brig so old ; Worn out was her hull, And worn out was her rig. Overland as at sea, Overland as at sea. To Drobak * with the piggy, We are able to come."
OPSANG.—For Heaving the Anchor.
In a letter I received from an English author who writes of the sea and sailors, he says that there are not many sea-songs in vogue in Northern Europe, and that almost all the ''chanties" that belong to our seamen are of Spanish origin. Amongst the hundreds of letters I have had from different parts of the world on the subject of the sailors' songs, there is not one that so emphatically contradicts my experience in collecting them. Thanks to the very kind and unwearying assistance of Mr. Conradi, the Scandi­navian Consul for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, I have been able to procure more specimens of genuine "chanties" than perhaps have been found amongst any other nation, and I fear I
A port in Norway.

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