Child's, The English And Scottish Ballads

Volume 7 of 8 from 1860 edition - online book

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Yet of all the ship's crew, Not a seaman that knew
They then had a woman so near 'em;                    is
On the ocean so deep She her council did keep,
Ay, and therefore, and therefore she never did fear 'em.
She was valiant and bold,
And would not be controul'd                                        20
By any that dare to offend her; If a quarrel arose, She would give him dry blows,
And the captain, the captain did highly commend her.
For he took her to be                                                    25
Then of no mean degree,
A gentleman's son, or a squire ; With a hand white and fair, There was none could compare,
Which the captain, the captain did often admire.
On the Irish shore,                                                      31
Where the cannons did roar,
With many stout lads she was landed; There her life to expose, She lost two of her toes,                                               85
And in battle, in battle was daily commended.
Under Grafton she fought Like a brave hero stout, And made the proud Tories retire;