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

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And most men wives will alsoe goe [To 't] whe'r their hussbands will or noe To meet a freind, I don't say soe,
Not I.
There's many more will see this sight; Some call their wives, and they doe right, But some with others to delight
Are bent. Thus good and bad and midling some, To see this ship, to Woolwich come, This wonder of all Christendome
And Kent.
Kent was never conquered yet, Kent was thought a place most fitt To build this goodly arke in it,
Soe stronge. Kent arid men of Kent have showne By sea, by land, that of their owne Which other countries have not knowne
Soe long.
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Yet a word or two in merriment To cheer up some were discontent, And thought theire mony had bin lent
In vaine; But now the truth they plainely see, They all in one consent agree To double it if need shalbe
She will be Neptune's greatest grace; She vows our chiefest foes to chase, And Triton with triforked mace
Doth sweare Noe Remora there shall her stay, Leviathan must give her way, And all the divills that this day
Dwell there.