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

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Where Rupert and George for Charlemaign Swing'd the Dutch again and again (As if they had been but the French or Dane), With a thump, etc.
'Twas brave Tom Allen led the van, Stout Utber, and bold Tiddiman,
With a thump, etc. ; And then our immortal generalls With twenty thousand thunder-balls Pierc'd their boggie flesh-mud-walls,
With a thump, thump, etc.
The game was hot, and then you'll swear That Jordan (Heart of Oak) was there,
With a thump, thump, etc. ; And gallant Holmes, that never fails, Torn and hurt, yet still prevails, Valiant with or without his sails,
With a thump, thump, etc.
The Royal Charles was all their aim, (For there they knew was princely game),
With a thump, etc. Seven Provinces here spend their quire (De Ruyter's mighty triple tyre), But had his answer all in fire,
With a thump, thump, etc.
For here our glorious Prince and Duke Gave him such a sore rebuke,
With a thump, etc. That now De Ruyter finds it clear The warlike English have no peer, Who dare do anything but fear
A thump, thump, etc.
The Soveraign came to revenge her wrongs (Becalm'd a while for want of lungs),
Without any thump, etc., But soon as her dredful sail displaied, Good Lord, what lanes and wrecks she made ! The devill a Dutch came nigh or staid,
For fear of a thump, thump, etc.