Familiar Songs - Their Authors & Histories

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The delightfully absurd song of " Barney Buntline " was written by William Pitt, Esq., of the British navy. He was master-attendant at Jamaica Dock-yard, and was after­ward stationed at Malta, where he died in 1840. The air is an old English one, to which these words were set by John Davy, composer of the famous air, " Bay of Biscay."
One night came on a hurricane, the sea was moun­tains rolling,
When Barney Buntlme turned his quid, and said to Billy Bowling:
44 A strong sou'-wester's blowing, Bill, O can't you you hear it roar now;
God help 'em, how I pities all unhappy folks ashore, now!
Bow, wow, wow, &c.
" Fool-hardy chaps as lives in towns, what danger
they are all in ! And now they're quaking in their beds for fear
the roof should fall in. Poor creatures, how they envies us, and wishes,
I've a notion, For our good luck in such a storm to be upon
the ocean.
Bow, wow, wow, &c.