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THE FIGHT AT MA LA GO
THE FAMOUS FIGHT AT MALAGO; OR, THE ENGLISHMENS VICTORY OVER THE SPANIARDS:
Relating how Five English Frigats, viz. the Henry, Ruby, Antelope, Greyhound, and Bryan, burnt all the Spanish Ships in their Harbour at Malago ; battered down their Churches and their Houses about their ears, killed abundance of their Men, and obtained an Honourable Victory.
Where ever English seamen goes They are a terror to their foes.
To the Tune [its own] oi Five Sail of Frigats bound for Malago, etc.
Come all you brave sailors that sails on the main, I'll tell you of a fight that was lately in Spain j And of five sail of frigats bound to Malago For to fight the proud Spaniards; our orders was so.
There was the Henry and Ruby, and the Antelope also, The Grey-hound and the Bryan, for fire-ships must go ; But so bravely we weighed, and played our parts, That we made the proud Spaniards to quake in their hearts.
Then we came to an anchor so nigh to the mould ; ' Methinks you proud English do grow very bold!' But we came to an anchor so near to the town That some of their churches we soon battered down.
They hung out their flag of truce, for to know our intent, And they sent out their long-boat to know what we meant; But our captain he answered them bravely, it was so, ' For to burn all your shipping before we do go.'
' For to bum all our shipping ? You must us excuse ; ' Tis not five sail of frigats shall make us to muse !'— But we burnt all their shipping, and their gallies also ; And we left in the city full many a widow.