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The tune is derived from the ballad of "The Angel Gabriel: his Salu­tation to the blessed Virgin Mary. To the Tune of The Blazing Torch is soon burnt out" (Roxburghe Ballads, vn, 779), but the tune of The Blazing Torch is not known (cf. No. 37).
To the tune of the Angel Gabriel.
I ALL you that are brave Saviors, of courage stout and bold, Give eare unto a fight at Sea,
I purpose to unfold, Newes of a famous battell,
fought on the Ocean main, Betweene the Hollander,
and a mighty Fleet of Spaine.
1 The King of Spaines great Navy,
for warre being ready bent, About our coasts lay hovering,
we know not their intent. The Hollander perceiving this,
went towards them amaine, Not fearing of the force,
of the mighty Fleet of Spaine.
3 The sixt of our September1, began a dreadfull fight, 1 I.e. September 17, new style.
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