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SONGS AND BALLADS
Come, jolly seamen, all with Russel go
To sail on the main, proud Monsieur for to greet And give our enemy a second blow,
And fight Tourville if that he dare to meet. Come, brother tar, what cheer ? Let each [his gun] supply, And thump 'em off this year, or make Mounsie[u]r to fly
While we do range the ocean round. Day or night we will fight
When our enemy is to be found.
Let it ne'er be said that English boys
Should e'er stay behind when their admiral goes ; But let each honest lad crie with one voice,
' Brave Russel, lead us on to fight the foes.' We'll give them gun for gun, some sink and other burn. Broad-sides we'll give 'em too, till Monsieur crys,' Morblew !
Des Engleteer vill kill us all.' Whilst they scower we will pour
Thick as hail amongst them cannon-ball.
A MERRY NEW BALLAD ON THE GREAT VICTORY OVER THE FRENCH FLEET, MAY THE igfh, 1692.
To as merry a new Tune, Hey 1 for the honour of Old England.
I sing ye a ballad as round me ye stand, Which is for the honour of Old England :
Old England, Old England; Which is for the honour of Old England.
In the month of May, the year ninety-two,
The Englishman did his old valour show:
Old England, Old England, etc.
We sent out our scouts the foe to descry When Cape de Hague we were sailing by Old England, etc.