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3 Centuries Of Naval History In Shanties & Sea Songs With Lyrics & Notes

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The nimble Pearl and Charity; All ships of gallant bravery, Are by these pyrates made a lawful prize.
The Trojan of London,
With other ships many a one, Hath stooped sail, and yielded out of hand,
(These pyrates they have shed their bloods,
And the Turks have bought their goods), Being all too weak their power to withstand.
Of Hull the Bonaventer,
Which was a great frequenter And passer of the Straits to Barbary,
Both ship and men [late] taken were
By Pyrates Ward and Dansekar, And brought by them into captivity.
English Ward and Dansekar
Begin greatly now to jar About [the true] dividing [of] their goods ;
Both ships and soldiers gather head,
Dansekar from Ward is fled : So full of pride and malice are their bloods.
Ward doth only promise
To keep about rich Tunis, And be commander of those Turkish seas ; ' But valiant Dutch-land Dansekar
Doth hover neer unto Argier, And there his threat'ning colours now displays.
These pyrates thus divided,
By God is sure provided In secret sort to work each other's woe;
Such wicked courses cannot stand,
The Divel thus puts in his hand, And God will give them soon an overthrow.