Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Was burnt to the bottom,
And sunk in the sea; But the Saint Andrew,
And eke the Saint Matthew, We took in fight manfully,                              es
And brought them away. Dub a-dub, &c.
The earl of Essex,
Most valiant and hardy, "With horsemen and footmen
March'd towards the town;                         ra
The enemies which saw them,
Full greatly affrighted, Did fly for their safeguard,
And durst not come down. Dub a-dub, &c.
" Now," quoth the noble earl,                          rs
" Courage, my soldiers all! Fight, and be valiant,
And spoil you shall have ; And well rewarded all,
From the great to the small;                      so
But look that the women
And children you save." Dub a-dub, &c.
The Spaniards at that sight, Saw 'twas in vain to fight,