THE BLACK FLAG.
oh! ever a rover's life for me,
A gallant bark on the rolling sea;
On my own proud deck like a king I'll stand,
And brave hearts bow to their chief's command.
With canvass spread where'er I roam,
The deep, deep sea is to me a home;
And my heart on that will ever be,
With a black flag roving gallantly.
Mid thunder, war, and lightning's flash,
Onward, my bark, we'll proudly dash;
As swift as the flight of the hawk we'll sail,
And bravely ride through the wildest gale.
We shun no foe, we strike to none,
With broad sword gleaming or mounted gun;
But we'll meet them still on the dark sea,
With a black flag waving gallantly.