American Old Time Song Lyrics: 11 Britannia Reigns Supreme
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 11
Britannia Reigns Supreme.
Can any man but a Briton boast?
Can any but the free
Boast of the island of the West,
The islands of the sea?
Can any other known land
Say they'll ne'er be slaves?
Can any but Britannia reign
Queen of the bright blue waves?
Never, never, never,
Will we conquered be;
Britannia still will reign supreme,
Queen of the bright blue sea.
Our good ships, they are walls of oak,
Our sailors, jolly tars;
Our soldiers they are all well known,
In all our country's wars.
For we will still unconquered be,
We still shall rule the waves;
For 'tis a saying ever true,
Britannia rules the waves.-Chorus.