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166 SONGS AND BALLADS
And as they raise their notes Thro' their rusty throats On the deck is heard no other sound, But prithee Jack, prithee Dick, Prithee Sam, prithee Tom, Let the can go round.
Then hark, etc.
Life is chequer'd—toil and pleasure Fill up all the various measure. Hark ! the crew their cares discarding With huffe-cap or with chuck-farthing :
Still in merry pin
Let 'em lose or win, On the deck is heard no other sound
But prithee Jack, prithee Dick,
Prithee Sam, prithee Tom, Let the can go round.
Then hark. etc.
THE DOWNFALL OF PIRACY.
Being a full and true account of a desperate and bloody sea-fight between Lieutenant Maynard and that noted pirate Captain Teach, commonly call'd by the name of Black-beard; Maynard had fifty men, thirty-five of which where kill'd and wounded in the action: Teach had twenty-one, most of which was kill'd and the rest carried to Virginia in order to take their tryal.
Will you hear of a bloody battle, lately fought upon the seas ? It will make your ears to rattle and your admiration cease: Have you heard of Teach the rover, and his knavery on the
main; How of gold he was a lover, how he lov'd ill-got [ten] gain ?