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

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Heaven send our fleet auspicious gales, Our King and Queen a Prince of Wales, And then let who will bite their nayles
When we all our foes have thumpt and mumpt, etc.
Being a brief and true account how Sir Robert Holmes, Sir Philip Howard, and Sir William Jennings, with eleven companies of foot, five fire-ships, and some ketches and boats, burnt and destroy'd near a hundred and sixty saile of Dutch ships in the Uly ; as also they burnt the rich town of Brandaris, in the Island of Schelling, consisting of above a thousand houses, richly furnisht, with goods of extra­ordinary value ; our seamen and souldiers re­turning richly laden with their enemies' spoyle, being sufficiently rewarded for their noble enterprise, and all this performed (by God's Pro­vidence) with the losse of ten men on our side.
The Tune is A Fig for France and Holland too, etc.
Ring bells for joy, let none be sad, For now we have news will make you glad, Will make you blith and merry too To see how the Dutch are forc'd to bow : Their brags and boasts will not prevail, We'll teach them for to lowre their sail. Then, Hogan Mogans, b'ware your pates, 'For now we shall make you distressed States.
We paid you home in July last, And soundly did your sides bumbast; If that you had not swiftly run You surely had been quite undone :