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Stout Lawson and Minn there did play both their parts, Who emptied their guns in their enemies hearts, The burly fat Dutchmen being cut out in slips, The vessels did look more like shambles than ships.
God prosper the fleete,
And send they may meet De Ruiter to make up the conquest compleat, God bless all the princes, and every thing That fights for the kingdom and prayes for the King.
Plainly demonstrating the justness of his cause, Incouraging his friends, to daunt his foes : For King and countrey, in the seas he'll perish, • To tame the rebells, and make England flourish.
To the tune of, I pre thee Love turn to me, or, When this Old Cap
was New.
I am an undaunted seaman, and for King Charles I will fight: I'le venture my life and my fortune to defend my countries
right: _ What enemies ever oppose us my valour with them I will try, And in the Duke's sight, I'me resolved to fight with a full
resolution to dye.
My joyes lies on the maine ocean, and my hammock supports
my head, The bottom shall be my portion, wherein my grave shall be
made : Before the Butter-Box shall my brother abuse, my crimson blood
it shall flye, Then tack about fleet, let Trump and us meet, for I came to the
seas to dye.
Now Jocky begins to be civil, and aloud for a King he doth cry: The Dutch are as false as the devil, still working of tretchery : With the sound of our drums, and smoak of our guns, we mean
for to darken the skie, For the Duke and his fleet, once more will you meet, with a full
resolution to dye.