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

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Thus we with seas was tost, Many a brave man was lost In the brave Benjamin, 0 I
The next harm7that we had,
/, boys, O boys ! We had cause to be sad, I ! The next harm that we had We lost four men from the yard In the poor Benjamin, 0 I
Disabled as I name,
I, boys, 0 boys 1 We were drove on the main, I ! So the next harm we had We lost our rudder's head In the poor Benjamin, 0 I
Then we fell all to prayer, ,
I, boys, O boys ! The Lord our lives would spare, I!                 
Then we fell all to prayer, And He at last did hear Us in the Benjamin, 01
Although we sail'd in fear,
I, boys, O boys I The Lord our ship did steer, I! Our prayers so fervent were That we had passage clear
Into brave Plimouth Sound, OI
We came in Plimouth Sound,
/, boys, O boys / Our hearts did then resound, I ! When we came to Plymouth Sound Our grief with joy was crown'd In the poor Benjamin, 01
When we came all on shore,
I, boys, O boys ! Every man^at his dore, I! When we came all on shore Our grief we did deplore In the poor Benjamin, O 1