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We'll still make them fear, and we'll still    We'll still make 'em run, and we'll still make
make them flee, [at sea :        'em sweat,
And drub 'em on shore, as we've drubb'd 'em    In spite of the devil, and Brussels Gazette :
Thim cheer up, my lads, with one heart let us    Then cheer up, my lads, with one heart let us
sing, [king-        sing, [king.
Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen, our    Our soldiers, our sailors, our statesmen and
Heart of oak, &c.                                               Heart of oak, &c.
FAIR ROSALIND. This song is contained in Mercurius Musicus, 1735; in Watts' Musical Mis­cellany, ii. 176, 1729 ; in The Convivial Songster, 1780; &c. In the Musical Miscellany it is entitled The JUL
Wretched, and only wretched, he,
To whom that lot shall fall; For, if her heart aright I see,
She means to please them all.
This tune is to be found in two or three different forms, the variations having been caused by the different metres that have been adapted to it. For instance, one of the songs is Date ololum Belisario, which has twelve syllables in the first lino :—              " 0 Fortune ! how strangely thy gifts are awarded."
Another is the comic song of Guy Fawhes, which, having sixteen syllables, requires fifteen notes in the first two bars of music:—
" I sing a doleful tragedy, Guy Pawkes that prince of sinisters." So also with the burdens—one is " Date obolum Belisario," and another is " 3>ow, wow, wow."

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