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DEATH OF ADMIRAL BENBOW 149
Oh ! the guns they did rattle, and the bullets did fly, But Admiral Benbow for help would not cry. ' Take me down to the cockpit; there is ease for my smarts. If my merry men see me it will sure break their hearts.'
Our brave Captain Crosbie proved coward at last,
For he stood at bo-peep behind the main mast;
He stood at bo-peep and did quiver and shake
For fear that those French dogs his dear life should take.
The very next morning, by break of theday,
They hoisted their top sails and so bore away;
We bore to Port Royal, where the people flocked much
To see Admiral Benbow carried to Kingston Church.
Come, all you brave fellows, wherever you've been, Let us drink to the health of our King and our Queen ; And another good health to the girls that we know, And a third in remembrance of brave Admiral Benbow.
THE DEATH OF ADMIRAL BENBOW.
Come, all ye seamen bold, lend an ear, lend an ear, Come, all ye seamen bold, lend an ear : 'Tis of our admiral's fame, Brave Benbow called by name,
How he fought on the main you shall hear, you shall hear,
How he fought on the main you shall hear.
Brave Benbow he set sail for to fight, for to fight, Brave Benbow he set sail for to fight; Brave Benbow he set sail With a sweet and pleasant gale ;
But his captains they turned tail in a fright, in a fright,
But his captains, etc.
Says Kirby unto Wade, ' I will run, I will run,'
Says Kirby unto Wade, ' I will run.
I value not disgrace,
Nor the losing of my place ;
For my enemies I'll not face with a gun, with a gun,
For my enemies,' etc.