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

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We storm'd their fore-castles, their decks we did scale, And with their own canon we made 'em turn tale: Old England, etc.
Earl Danby commanded the headmost boat, Which was in a moment from under him shot: Old England, etc.
Then a musquet ball does graze on his shin, But still he goes on, more honour to win : Old England, etc.
Not a captain was here but toss'd up his brands ; The seamen were furies, with flames in their hands: Old England, etc.
What bonfires we made on our Norman coast! Where William the Conqueror rules the roast:
Rules the roast, rules the roast; Where William the Conqueror rules the roast.
But now in all pomps, where great men appear, The post of honour is still in the reer: Old England, etc.
Brave Russel can never enough be prais'd ; Such trophies are owing as never were rais'd : Old England, etc.
To his courage and conduct great honours are due : To all of the flag ; the Red, White, and Blew : Old England, etc.
To Delaval, Almonde, Shovel], Ashby, Rook, Whose names are all writ in Fame's lasting book : Old England, etc.
To Carter, the bold ! who never can die ; He only i'th' bed of honour does lie : Old England, etc.
His story is great, for he comes not an ace Behind Withrington in Old Chevy Chace. Old England, etc.