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

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The Bores fought well, with brandy drunk ; But in two houres their courage sunk, And then like beaten stock-fish stunk, With a thump, etc.
Goliath-like look'd Houndsfoot and Skellum, But Monk and's fryers with sling and stones fell'
With a thump, etc. Ruyter swears that Trump came not to 's aid; Trump swears Ruyter ran like coward, afraid. We had done both their works had they staid,
With a thump, etc.
While Trump and Ruyter sneake in th' Welling The brave English land at Uly and Schelling
With a thump, etc. A thousand homes with eight score ships We fired like so many chips, And made the States to bite their lips,
With a thump, etc.
This was a most prodigious rap, To loose five millions at a clap,
With a thump, etc. . We beg but one boon more, kinde Fates, Their India fleet, and then, proud States, Wee'l make you shit as small as rats,
With a thump, etc.
Old Rome neere did ought worth a doyt, Compar'd with Holmes's brave exploit,
With a thump, etc. The tale of ten years' war for Hellen Homer had never thought worth telling Had he but heard of Uly and Schelling,
With a thump, etc.
Twelve East-land ships did likewise fall in-To the hands of stout Sir Thomas Allen,
With a thump, etc. And now, in spite of Adelar And Beaufort too, we've pitch and tarr And ropes enough to end the warr
With a thump, etc.