Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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THE wnraiNS OF CALES.               125
Ere that the Spaniards                                        35
Our coming descry'd. Tan-ta-ra, ta-ra-ra,
The Englishman comes; Bounce a-bounce, bounce a-bounce, Off went the guns.                                  *)
Great was the crying,
Eunning and riding, Which at that season
"Was made at that place ; '"hen beacons were fired,                                     45
As need was required ; To hide their great treasure,
They had little space: "Alas! " they cryed,
" English men comes."                          so
There you might see the ships,
How they were fired fast, And how the men drown'd
Themselves in the sea ; There you may hear them cry,                        55
Wail and weep piteously ; When as they saw no shift
To escape thence away. Dub a-dub, &c.
The great Saint Philip,
The pride of the Spaniards,                          so